On the Cover | Dec. 11, 2019

learn more about the current issue's cover art from Norma Larrabee Gabriel

“Barn Cats” by Norma Larrabee Gabriel
Photograph, 2019

Norma Larrabee Gabriel is a retired human services financial manager living in Menomonie. Photography is a primary interest for her along with reading, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren. 

“‘Barn Cats’ ” was a scene I happened upon while visiting a farm in the Rock Falls area. Above the cats in the window was a barn quilt that was my intended subject, but then noticed the two cats sunning themselves in the barn window. They proved to be a more interesting subject as they looked out curiously at me. Nature pictures are generally my main subjects, but I’m always on the lookout for anything else that is makes a good shot.” – 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.