On the Cover | Nov. 27, 2019

learn more about the current issue's cover art from Gail Schellinger

“Dreamsicle Sisters” by Gail Schellinger
Acrylic on canvas, 2019, 20” x 20”

Gail Schellinger does not wish to take any part in any bird fight which might take place in her backyard.

“In the age of too many selfies, old photographs are even more interesting. ‘Dreamsicle Sisters’ is part of my Unfamiliar Family Portraits series. Sadly, the old photographs I find at estate sales have no sentimental value to anyone in the family they are part of anymore. I bring them home and study their faces. What were their possible relationships? And the moment in time when the shutter was snapped, so fleeting, and yet recorded so long ago. Were their lives difficult? So many seem they were. What was that special occasion that day they had their picture done? I base my paintings on their faces and make up my own narrative as they seem to speak to me, with no words. The paintings in this series fill in the blanks of the unknown, and tells an untrue, rather absurd made-up story. The subjects are springboards for my painting activity. I give them new directions and invented lives.” The Artist

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.