Saturday Afternoon on the Wisconsin, by Jen Salt

This month’s cover art is by Jennifer Salt of Spring Green. “Saturday Afternoon on the Wisconsin” is an oil painting (16”×20”) that was inspired by an old photo, circa 1945, of her father’s friend Ray Kelly. Jen says about her painting: “I’ve always liked his relaxed pose and contentment one enjoys while fishing. The painting of Mr. Kelly is part of my ongoing Sixty West Art Project, which began seven years ago. This project highlights my favorite road — Highway 60 West from Sauk City to Prairie du Chien following the Wisconsin River.” Many thanks to Jen for her contribution to our cover and the poem she shared at left as part of our National Poetry Month celebration. For more information about Jen’s Sixty West Art Project, contact her at artcattitude37@gmail.com. To share art or photography for a future cover, contact us at info@voiceoftherivervalley.com.


  is fluid….

ever changing

  never the same

moving along

  with the rhythms

of nature

    like waves

       on the 


            Wisconsin River.

                   Jen Salt, Spring Green