Cover Art Visual Art

On the Cover | Jan. 14, 2021

learn more about this issue’s cover art from Wendy Barringer

illustrated by Wendy Barringer |

“Explore Well” by Wendy Barringer

Wendy Barringer is a retired social worker living in Eau Claire. She works on artwork nearly every day. Her passion for the arts and travel influence her artwork.

From the artist: “Wendy Barringer’s cover art is a mixed media piece using acrylic and collage. The influence for this piece is primarily about travel – traveling to Mexico and northern Wisconsin among various other destinations. In travel one needs to plan some and once the planning is done the exploring begins. Wendy likes to use her travel experiences and encounters as subjects in her art pieces. She has experimented with acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, and collage. She has taken classes online and in person through the years and has been doing art since she was 15 years old. One of Wendy’s favorite artists is Frida Kahlo. Her work is currently available at Tangled Up in Hue in Eau Claire.”



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.