Welcome to Voice of the River Valley
Voice is an arts and culture magazine published and distributed in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin. Voice is focused on the individuals, events, organizations, businesses and communities of the Lower Wisconsin and Sugar-Pecatonica River Basins — including Arena, Avoca, Dodgeville, Lone Rock, Mineral Point, Mazomanie, Muscoda, Plain, Prairie du Sac, Richland Center, Sauk City and Spring Green. Each month up to 3,500 copies of Voice are distributed at more than 160 fine galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants and libraries in 21 cities, towns and villages across the region.
June’s cover painting, “Visitors,” is by Steve Wagner, an artist living in the rural village of Brooklyn, Wisconsin, who is a Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair exhibitor. Steve’s inspiration for the watercolor came from the tree frogs that plaster themselves on the patio door of his home and appear to be staring back at you. Steve says: “I am intrigued by how things move. I capture the kinetic energy, lyrical motion and essential character of natural forms by exploiting the transparent nature of the watercolor medium.” For more of Steve’s work, see www.wagnercolor.com, like Wagnercolor on Facebook, and find Steve at the 47th annual Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair June 25-26. Thanks to Steve for contributing to our cover! To share art or photography for a future cover of Voice, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.