Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


On the Cover | Feb. 19, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Karen Clark

“Winter at Bear’s Grass” by Karen Clark
2019 digital photograph + alcohol ink,  11” x 14”

Karen Clark graduated from UW-Eau Claire and taught art for 30 years. She is now a full-time artist working primarily with ink and mixed media.

Winter at Bear’s Grass is a combination of a digital photograph and an original alcohol ink painting. The two were combined digitally into a double exposure, mixing and highlighting elements from each piece. This is a new direction that combines two areas of my work. I have been taking landscape photos for more than 40 years. My work in fused glass has led me to try painting the glass with alcohol ink to create very unique pieces. I created some paintings on Yupo as well, and decided to scan them for print. The layering of them with photos was an idea that created an unexpected but beautiful result.” – 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.


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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.