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 4,000 copies of Voice are distributed at more than 180 fine galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants and libraries in 21 cities, towns and villages in six counties across the region.
February’s cover art by Jane Varda is titled “Halfway Prairie Schoolhouse.” From rough sketches and photographs taken on site, Jane worked up the painting in her Town of Berry, Mazomanie studio. The image was later selected by the DeWitt Ross & Stevens law firm for their 2016 holiday card. A painter and freelance art director, Jane’s subject matter includes landscape, animals and still-lifes. “It encompasses the world I experience and to which I am deeply, emotionally connected — my family, my country home and my environment,” she says. Thanks to Jane for contributing to our cover! For more of Jane’s work, see janevarda.com, visit River Arts on Water, 590 Water St., Prairie du Sac, or call her at (608) 798-9999 to set up a time to visit her studio.
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