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.
July’s cover art by Spring Green photographer Rick Graves was taken last July at a friend’s property just north of Dodgeville adjacent to Governor Dodge State Park. Rick, whose work is featured in the 2017 annual edition of Midwest Review, learned photography from his father, a World War II Navy photographer, in the 1960s and has been clicking away ever since. Rick made the switch to digital photography about 10 years ago but, with a background in old-school film photography, he presents his work with little manipulation of the digital image. He lives with his wife Joni, a bookmaker with whom he owns aBoBoBook (see ad, p. 4). Thanks to Rick for his contribution to our cover!
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