Welcome to February

Erik Flesch & Sara Lomasz Flesch

Esther Hill’s artwork on our cover sets the tone as we cruise further into winter and dream of turning corners.

We invite you to enjoy the voices in this month’s magazine — Molly Arbogast, Samantha Crownover, Steve Fuller, Doris Green, John Heasley, Maya Madden and Ben Strand — the bountiful event listings and more. The “more” this month includes articles and ads presenting opportunities to engage your creativity in this nook of the Driftless Area, including invitations to share your art and writing and even to pursue grants.

We’re grateful to this month’s contributors, advertisers and subscribers, and to our volunteer distributors Joni and Rick, Joy, Linda, Mark, Nick and Rountree Gallery volunteers. And we thank you, dear reader, for weathering this winter with us.

Happy reading,