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.
October’s cover art, titled “Birch Bark,” is by Aris Georges of OM Studio in Spring Green. Aris describes his piece as “the peeling bark of the birch tree, explored through a geometric abstraction process of patterning to harness the experience of visual composition with a direct reference to nature. This method is an exercise that spans the gap between design and art as we have sequestered them in distinct fields. These exercises gain understanding of composition, order and proportion through the pursuit of essential characteristics observed in the natural world, and are known as Nature Patterns, a class I taught for years at Taliesin.” Thanks to Aris for contributing to our cover! Find more of Aris’ art and design at OM Studio on Facebook. To share art or photography for a future cover of Voice, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.