On the Cover | Sept. 18, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Nishant Jain

“Summer in the Park” by Nishant Jain
2019, ink on paper, 8.5x11”

Nishant Jain is a writer-artist from Kolkata (India). He draws Sneaky Art of people around him, finding accidental beauty in everyday life. He likes listening to jazz and thinking too much.

Sneaky Art is the practice of drawing beauty from the world around you, without drawing attention. In this piece, Nishant has pulled together various figures and scenes drawn at Phoenix Park over the course of summer 2019. Drawings were made during the Farmers Market and Sounds Like Summer concerts. Such events highlight the season in Eau Claire and bring the community together. Here we see people talking, making friends, taking walks, taking photos, playing music, playing games, carrying groceries, carrying kids, arguing, laughing, or sometimes ... just sitting silently, in a brief moment of stillness. None of the subjects are informed about being drawn - before or after. It’s very sneaky.

Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a message.