Favorite Local Visual Artist

Augusta resident Mark Lone is a very talented artist: He excels at fine art illustration, screenprints, and comic work, much of it with a nostalgic bent, filled with ’80s and ’90s pop and sci-fi characters. Located at a real apple orchard, The Glass Orchard (130 Deerfield Road, Eau Claire) offers hand-blown and fused glass work as well as many varieties of apples either pre-picked or you-pick Jon Chapman and Dawn Passineau are the minds behind the blown-glass garden. Rick Johnson of Dog Paw Arts of Eau Claire creates unique art pieces by passing electricity through wood at high voltages to get the right effect. – Stephanie Janssen