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.
December’s cover art is by Cynthia Quinn, whose work is featured at River Arts on Water Gallery in Prairie du Sac through Jan. 2. Cynthia says of her work: “The painting ‘Bittersweet’ is a watercolor I have painted twice. This version is one in which I was paying homage to my mother, who died many years ago. She loved the plant, Bittersweet, and its name also refers to her untimely death. If you view the entire painting, you’ll notice the window pane forms a cross behind the vase. This symbol refers to her strong faith. The vase is a receptacle of light, the turquoise pitcher a more earth-bound element. My intention was to paint the image as one of peace and ascension.” Thanks to Cynthia for contributing to our cover! To share art or photography for a future cover of Voice, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.