Issue #257 June 26, 2014

On the Cover | June 26, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Christina Doffing

“My work is strongly influenced by issues concerning the conservation of the natural environment. The piece ‘Fragile Landscape’ is meant to reflect the balance between humans and the natural world. It specifically refers to the balance of ..."

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Issue #256 June 12, 2014

On the Cover | June 12, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Jonah Lemke

This work of art titled “Megs” is an 18” x 24” watercolor and ink portrait of Jonah’s wife, Meagan. It was given to her as a gift on their 15th anniversary more than 10 months ago. While it took patience, heart, and more than 30 hours ...

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Issue #255 May 29, 2014

On the Cover | May 29, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Victoria Zelinski

“Even cats grow lonely and anxious.” This piece is inspired by the author’s love of cats. She identifies as a “Cat person.” When asked to create a self portrait, this became the clear line of inspiration. This painting aims to display the more ..."

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Issue #254 May 15, 2014

On the Cover | May 15, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Lloyd Fleig

“I have been in photography for many years and converted to digital in the mid-90s. In the last three years I had photos selected for the Beaver Creek Calendar, and in the recently published Capture Wisconsin book, five of my photos ..."

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Issue #253 May 1, 2014

On the Cover | May 1, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Angela Rae Barribeau

“This piece is one of approximately 70 in a series that I did after taking an online class from an Arkansas artist, Mindy Lacefield. Using layers of marks, words, letters, numbers, quotes, scribbles, paint, paper, collage, alcohol inks ..."

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Issue #252 April 17, 2014

On the Cover | April 17, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Kay Geraghty

“This piece was taken 8/10/2013 in Augusta, WI. The weather was perfect and the late afternoon sun ran across the large fields. It was a beautiful day. I call my type of work ‘photo renditions.’ Each photo goes through Adobe Photoshop where ..."

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Issue #251 April 3, 2014

On the Cover | April 3, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Gregg Rochester

"Konwn primarily for his colorful landscapes, Rochester shows another side of his work connected to his passion for bicycling. His “Tour d’Art” show, recently displayed at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library in Eau Claire, features ..."

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Issue #249 March 6, 2014

On the Cover | March 6, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Jim Jarvise

“This photograph was taken during a dance rehearsal of En Avant School of Dance in June of 2012. The young dancers, so elegantly costumed in their blue gowns, had formed an outside-facing circle and were holding hands on stage when there was ..."

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Issue #248 Feb. 20, 2014

On the Cover | Feb. 20, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Dustin Schipper

“This painting is from a series of three, titled The Long Winter. This series focuses on the idea of hard times and desperation. In each piece one or more animals is taking part in an activity which is a part of their natural behavior ..."

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Issue #247 Feb. 6, 2014

On the Cover | Feb. 6, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Andrew Ritchie

“This piece was designed for the cover of the graphic novel adaptation of ‘The Hunting Shack.’ Adapted by Rob Mattison and myself, the original novel was written by Gunnard Landers and published in 1979. He wrote the novel while living in ..."

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Issue #246 Jan. 23, 2014

On the Cover | Jan. 23, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Angela Clark

“The study of Ent origins, eNtymology, is rarely confused with the homophonic branch of science that studies insects. Ents, unlike bugs, are giant tree shepherds from Middle-earth. Twisty twigs, meandering lines and gnarled bark are ..."

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Issue #245 Jan. 9, 2014

On the Cover | Jan. 9, 2014

learn about this issue's cover art by Kevin Szymanski

“My illustrations reflect a growing tendency for art (of all mediums) to be ‘over-produced’ in order to ‘appeal’ to as many people as possible. I want to explore the reasons and the results of this act. In order to do this, I diluted my subject ..."

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Issue #244 Dec. 19, 2013

On the Cover | Dec. 19, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Samual Weinberg

“The spaces that the characters inhabit are psychological sets; they are imagined spaces, and are in large part completely built before anyone or anything is invited in. There are often contradictions, parallels, repetitions, and echos ..."

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Issue #243 Dec. 5, 2013

On the Cover | Dec. 5, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Randy Lee

“This barn, as with most of my photographic art pieces, is a showcase of the regional area. This particular barn photograph was taken in Minnesota. I was drawn to the unusual color of the barn and the way the trees and snow completed ..."

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Issue #242 Nov. 21, 2013

On the Cover | Nov. 21, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Kristi Schumacher

"The August Silos photo was taken in 2011 on my farm near Eau Claire-it’s one of my favorites. In fact many of my photos are taken at the farm, or within a few miles of it. My paintings and drawings are created in a realistic style in pencil and ..."

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Issue #241 Nov. 7, 2013

On the Cover | Nov. 7, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Barbara Shafer

"Until a few years ago, the only subjects of Barbara’s paintings were dancers, the result of her interest and involvement in both the visual arts and modern dance and her early experiences as a sculptor. Three-dimensional form, energy, spatial ..."

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Issue #240 Oct. 24, 2013

On the Cover | Oct. 24, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Brendon McKenna

“Franz the Giant is a character I created in the summer of 2012. Since then he has evolved in both physical form and personality. He is the featured character of a children’s book I have been working on for the last year. Franz is my physical ..."

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Issue #239 Oct. 10, 2013

On the Cover | Oct. 10, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Noriko Slowinksi

“This work was inspired by a poem written by an area poet Linda Frank. The word ‘innocence’ came up to me after I read Linda’s poem. To show ‘innocence’ in the image, I chose to do a child-like collage instead of painting, and I kept thinking of ..."

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Issue #237 Sept. 12, 2013

On the Cover | Sept. 12, 2013

learn about this issue's cover art by Katie Jelich

“This piece was inspired by the local wildlife. When I moved to Eau Claire, one of the things I noticed was the large amount of squirrels the city has. For such small animals, they have a lot of personality. The way they fight and chase each ..."

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