Welcome to February

Erik Flesch & Sara Lomasz Flesch

As we look forward to a new month in our nook of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, we invite you to enjoy the voices of Ainsley Anderson, Jeb Barzen, Christy Cole, Steve Fuller, Doris Green, Jennifer Moore-Kerr, Lynda Schweikert, Kathy Steffen and Etienne White; art by Lois Hall; calendar listings; and more. 

We’re grateful as ever to this month’s advertisers and subscribers, and to our distribution volunteers. Happy reading,

This month’s cover art is a section of “Redemption” (above) by Lois Hall, who keeps her studio at Arts Mineral Point’s Cannery Incubator space. Lois’ inspiration for the piece was her husband, who she says is hooked on daily treks at the Merry Christmas Mine Hill Trails and Prairie. “He has been very sedentary and really needed this place to get him moving! Now we walk together! His chance at redemption, I guess.” Lois is among the Arts Mineral Point members featured in a show at the historic Masonic Lodge in Mineral Point Feb. 6 and 13. See the Calendar of Events for details. Many thanks to Lois for her contribution to our cover! To share art or photography for a future cover, contact us at info@voiceoftherivervalley.com.