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, titled “Solace,” was contributed by Arena artist Nancy Giffey, who says it “represents an inner ‘mindscape’ related to nature. It is one of my favorite paintings.” The 2014 acrylic painting on canvas is one of two pieces by Nancy in the juried 2nd Biennial Wings and Water Exhibition on view through May 4 at River Arts Center, 105 9th St., Prairie du Sac. Nancy’s work is also available at River Arts Gallery, 590 Water St., Prairie du Sac. Thanks to Nancy for contributing to our cover! Read about another aspect of Nancy’s artistic journey in the Rural Musicians Forum interview with her on p. 3. To share art or photography for a future cover of Voice, please write to email@example.com.