Issue #297 January 13, 2016
learn more about the issue's cover art by Melville Georgakopoulos
Issue #296 December 23, 2015
learn more about the issue's cover art by Tom Weniger
“Nuthatch on the Duncan” by Tom Weniger “The Marsh Rainbow Bridge is one of the most prominent landmarks in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Arching gracefully over beautiful Duncan Creek, it was built in 1916 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Just downstream from here, Duncan Creek ...
Issue #295 December 9, 2015
learn more about the issue's cover art by Lara Cornell
illustrated by Laura Cornell
“Bold and bright colors are my preference, along with botanical elements from nature. Having been raised in a quiet wooded area of southern ..."
Issue #294 November 25, 2015
photos by Aaron Huff
“It was Christmas Eve when this photo was born. A few friends of mine and I went driving through the woods with our cameras. We didn’t have anything in particular we wanted to photograph, we just wanted to be inspired, and that I was when I saw my friend Sami’s back against this ginormous tree ..."
Issue #293 November 11, 2015
"Painted with heavy acrylics and oils as a part of the “Weeping Tree Series,” this piece was inspired by the fever that kicks in for many at the start of hunting season. The leaves change, the air gets cooler, and the whitetails begin the rut. As a sensitive soul, Katie uses nature and human emotion ..."
Issue #292 October 28, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art from Alexis Delve
design by Alexis Delve
Alexis is the owner of Red Tea Photography in Eau Claire. Determined to be poor forever, Alexis graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in photography and a certificate in women’s studies. Undeterred from putting her education to good use, Alexis specializes in “fun and stress-free photography” ...
Issue #291 October 14, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art from Adam Dorn
photos by Adam Dorn
“New to the area, I knew I wanted to find the darkest skies in Eau Claire County. I set out for Coon Fork County Park just outside of Augusta. It was midnight. I pulled up to the dike of the park and set up. I couldn’t believe how dark the sky was out there. I set up with the shoreline stretching off into the distance ...
Issue #290 September 30, 2015
illustrated by Asahi Nagata
Asahi Nagata is a Japanese designer who has been focusing on corporate branding, Web design, and illustrations. In her home office in Minneapolis, she works with her husband and office manager, who is also her cat Jounrie Tunamelt, on new and existing projects ...
Issue #289 September 16, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art by Jenna Ruder
artwork by Jenna Ruder
“This piece is from a series of drawings of old clothes: socks, shoes, dresses, gloves and, as of late, men’s jackets. ‘Same As It Ever Was’ is inspired by David Byrne’s dramatic big coat in ‘Stop Making Sense’ and a jacket borrowed for far too long from Good and Sturdy Vintage ...
Issue #288 September 2, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art by Michael Marcon
artwork by Michael Marcon
“For 12 years I worked as a production artist creating art for the commercial market. Recently I lost my exclusive publishing deal so I’m taking some time to explore my personal art. ‘Stagnation’ is an example of a direction where I’m exploring image appropriation and pure abstraction ..."
Issue #287 August 19, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art by Ana von Huben
illustrated by Ana Von Huben
Ana von Huben is a graphic designer and illustrator who combines digital and traditional art with work that has both delicate organic and bold graphic qualities. Ana’s love of travel and cultural fusion/juxtaposition influences her multilayered style, and she draws inspiration from ...
Issue #286 August 5, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art by Susan Walsh
by Susan Walsh
“Our empty nest has allowed me time to get back to art. ... I have had many hobbies over the years and have lots of various supplies on hand. A few years ago, I ran across art journaling on Pinterest. I loved the idea of experimenting and practice without pressure ..."
Issue #285 July 22, 2015
photos by Hanna Agar
“‘Tubing with the Victorians’ is a photo series done in collaboration with Eau Claire native Jake Lindgren, who did the styling. I knew he had access to the costume department, and I have many a fond memory of tubing down the Chippewa River in college. I love playing with ...”
Issue #283 June 24, 2015
North country landscape artist Marcus Clark paints from old and new photographs. He works in a combination of styles – early American, combined with impressionism. His early works were done in oils, later in acrylics on fiberboard. This painting was one of his early Americana series. The idea was a farm in storybook setting.
Issue #282 June 10, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art by Asahi Nagata
illustrated by Asahi Nagata
Born in Sapporo, Japan, Asahi developed her passion for art from her artistic mother, comic books she loved to read, and doodling she always loved to do. Having experience in Japanese calligraphy and oil painting, she decided to go into the graphic design field when she was a sophomore in college ...
Issue #281 May 27, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art by Emily Nau
illustrated by Emily Nau
“When I was living in Eau Claire, I could not afford cable TV, so YouTube became my main form of entertainment. One of the YouTubers I follow shared that he got a new puppy named Edgar Allan Pug. This news reminded me of a portrait assignment from a previous class ..."
Issue #280 May 13, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art by Robert Gehrke
Issue #279 April 29, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art by Kevin Szymanski
Issue #278 April 15, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art by Harlie Wensel
Issue #277 April 1, 2015
this issue's cover art is by Andrea Avery and Patsy Vork
“This work is part of collaborative series of paintings between two artists who lived in the small town of Chetek and shared a love for nature and the Scandinavian style of painting called rosemaling. The artists have known one another since ..."