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.
April’s cover art is a linoleum block print on rice paper by Cindy Taylor of Mineral Point. Cindy, who has worked in various art media most of her life, says of her piece: “The inspiration was to explore the use of the peace sign and various ways it could be incorporated into new designs. Since I was already working with imaginary flowers and plants in my paintings, I added those to the peace sign. The theme is ‘growing,’ the paintings and the print just seemed to grow. A good title for it would be ‘Peace—Grow It.’” Thanks to Cindy for her contribution to our cover! To view more of Cindy’s work, head to Wantoot at 236 High St., Mineral Point, for Cindy’s “New Earth/Alternate Versions” show of oil paintings of abstract landscapes.
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