JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION AND LIGHT RECEPTION WITH THE WINNER OF THE 2022 DICK SCUGLIK MEMORIAL RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP AND LOCAL VISUAL ARTISTS
The Dick Scuglik Memorial Residency and Fellowship is given to a writer with demonstrated skill and interest in ekphrastic writing — writing inspired by visual arts. This year's winner is playwright Adam James Cady. He was paired with Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard of Popelka Trenchard Glass. Over the winter, the writer and artists exchanged work and created new work in response. They will share their new work and discuss their process.
Adam James Cady is a MFA Writing student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, focused on playwriting and lyric essays. His body of work, described as "allusive," "ekphrastic," "genre-bending," "thanatopic," includes the chameleonic exploration of John Keats's biography and correspondence, "A Tragedy in 5 Acts," an epistolary prose-poem published in 2020 on the Keats Letters Project website. That same year, Adam presented his research on Keats's oft-forgotten drama, OTHO THE GREAT, at the British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference. Presently, Adam is at work on a forthcoming ekphrastic play.
Popelka Trenchard Fine Art Gallery is a working hot glass studio owned by internationally recognized artists Stephanie Trenchard and Jeremy Popelka. The gallery/studio is located in the heart of Sturgeon Bay and exhibits the artists' own accomplished techniques of glass cast sculpture and murrini blown glass, as well as oil paintings, jewelry, pendant lights and gift items. Popelka offers individual and group classes year-round.