Connecticut Audbon Society

2021 Trail Wood Exhibition

Welcome to TRAIL WOOD REFLECTIONS, the 2021 exhibition of work from the Writers and Artists In Residence Program at the Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary at Trail Wood. Since 2012, The Edwin Way Teale Artists-in-Residence at Trail Wood program, has invited writers and visual artists chosen through a juried process, to spend a week in residence at the Edwin Way Teale house at Trail Wood in Hampton, CT While in residence, artists are encouraged to practice their craft in a way that is inspired both by the site’s natural beauty and its important role in American natural history writing. The peace and quiet of Trail Wood allow for deep introspection and focus on the artistic process. Although past year’s exhibitions have been hosted at The Center at Pomfret’s gallery space, due to COVID-19 we are presenting the work in an online format. This exhibition is the culmination of the work produced by our 2020 residents.We hope you are inspired!


Kevin Stuart Brodie

Kevin Stuart Brodie is a playwright, screenwriter, storyteller, essayist and poet. Three of his plays have been produced and two screenplays have been optioned by production companies. He also recently won his very first story slam. Mr. Brodie has won fifteen scriptwriting contests and festivals and been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry.

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Adam Connell

Adam Connell is a professional arborist and visual artist. His preferred mediums are graphite, charcoal, and chalk. He holds a degree in photography and will often use his photographs to create references for his drawings. His work is primarily inspired by the beauty of the natural world. He currently resides in Westport, Massachusetts.

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Jacqueline M. Gryphon

Jacqueline M. Gryphon of Portland Maine describes writing as her “avocation, vocation, and employment for most of my life.” A Connecticut native, now retired to Maine, Jacqueline has worked as a copywriter and journalist, and has earned awards and publication as a playwright and poet. Currently, she is working on a new collection of poems “Calling Over Water” slated for publication in 2021.

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Sally Nacker

Sally Nacker received her MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University in 2013. Her poems continue to appear in numerous journals, most recently The Orchards Poetry Journal, ONE ART, Hawk and Whippoorwill, HOOT, Blue Unicorn, and The Sunlight Press. Sally has two prior collections—Vireo (2015) and Night Snow(2017)—published by Kelsay Books. Her third collection—Kindness in Winter—is due out in April, 2021, also published by Kelsay Books. Sally lives in Connecticut with her husband, and their two cats.

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Sally Rogers

Sally Rogers is a self-taught quilter. She made her first quilt at age 16, out of scraps from clothing she had sewn for herself since the age of ten. Since then, Rogers has explored many avenues of quilting, from recycling old clothes to using fresh strips of batik. She has quilted both by hand and by machine. She has explored various aspects of surface design including batik, ice dying, Gelli mono-printing, indigo dying, photo transfer and hand embroidery.

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