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On the Cover | August 10, 2016

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Grace Fechner

artwork by Grace Fechner

Bolt” by Grace Fechner
Acrylic, cut paper, graphite,
India ink pen, metal leaf, 
15.5” x 23”

Grace Fechner is an artist based in Minneapolis. She graduated in 2013 from UW-Eau Claire with a BFA in illustration. She makes mixed media drawings and paintings.

This piece is from my ‘Connection’ series, which was inspired by a story in National Geographic about the traditional costumes worn by people of various villages in France. Each villager had a costume that celebrated the specific village, like a sports jersey. As an outsider, these costumes looked remarkably similar, like variations on a theme; but to each wearer, an extra coil of ribbon or a darker hue of lace meant you were from elsewhere and thus deserved ridicule. This struck me as analogous to the root of many sociopolitical issues.” – The Artist

Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a letter.