Talbot County Arts Council

Grant Recipients

Community Arts Development Grants for July 2018 - June 2019

Major Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County

Academy Art Museum, Inc., for a general operating grant for FY 2019

Avalon Foundation, Inc., for a general operating grant for FY 2019

Chesapeake Music, Inc., for the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival during June 2-16, 2019, and Jazz on the Chesapeake's Monte Alexander Jazz Festival during August 30-September 1, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Inc., for seven concerts in Easton and at Chesapeake College during September 2018-April 2019

Other Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County

Allegro Academy, Inc., for Allegro Children's Chorus and Vocal Scholars during 2018-2019; Summer Songs at Trinity Cathedral on on July 27, 2018; and a spring concert series during March-May 2019

Bay Country Chorus, Inc., for the 2017-2018 concert season including annual show

Carpe Diem Arts, Inc., for the quarterly Passport to the Arts calendar during 2018-2019; the Carpe Diem Arts Lunchtime Concerts at Brookletts Place during September 2018-May 2019; Carpe Diem Concerts at the Chesapeake Center in Easton during September 2018-March 2019; and Carpe Diem Community Concerts at St. Michaels MHS Auditorium during December 2018-March 2019 and at another county location during March-April 2019

Chesapeake Film Festival, Inc., for the Eleventh Annual Chesapeake Film Festival at various locations in Talbot County during October 12-14, 2018, and CFF's Film Series “Reel Gems-Talbot County” at various county locations during 2018-2019

Continuum Dance, inc., for fall and spring concerts at Oxford Community Center

Delmarva Review Literary Fund, Inc., for publication of the annual Delmarva Review in November 2018

Easton Choral Arts Society, Inc., for a six-performance concert series in 2018-2019, and the ECAS High School Choral Competition on March 2, 2019

Mid-Shore Community Band, for the 2018-2019 concert season in the Mid-Shore Area

St. Michaels Art League, Inc., for Art in the Community during 2018-2019, including Art Hunt in July 2018; “Under the Tent” Labor Day Weekend Art Show; Monthly Guest Artist Demonstrations during September 2018-May 2019; Children's Art Day on September 15, 2018; Video Lessons at the Library during September 2018-May 2019; and the Celebrate St. Michaels Banner Program during January-November 2019

Tidewater Singers, Inc., for annual winter and spring concerts during 2018-2019

Tred Avon Players, Inc., for four dramatic and musical productions and four workshops during 2918-2019

Out-of-County Organizations Serving the Arts in Talbot County

Brown Box Theatre Project, Inc., for a production of Shakespeare's As You Like It at Muskrat Park in St. Michaels on September 15,2018, and Mox Nox or Soon Comes the Night at Oxford Community Center in May 2019

Maryland Humanities Council, Inc., at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum during July 9-11, 2018, for Chautauqua 2018: Seeking Justice, with presentations on Frederick Douglass, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Thurgood Marshall

Art by Other Organizations in Talbot County

Brookletts Place, the Talbot County Senior Center, an activity of Upper Shore Aging, Inc., for Art Showcase on Brookletts during July 2019-June 2019

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Inc., for “Exploring the Chesapeake: Mapping the Bay,” during July 2018-March 2019

Chesapeake Center, Inc., for the Tenth Annual Community Awareness Event, in which adults with various disabilities share their talents in song, dance, musical instruments, and recitation, during October 2018

Christ Church Episcopal in Easton, for Sunday Concert Series during 2018-2019

Easton's Costume Shop, an activity of the Eventful Giving Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for assistance with the cost of housing a costume collection used by local and regional theater groups during 2018-2019

First Night Talbot, Inc., an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for First Night Talbot in downtown Easton on December 31, 2018

Frederick Douglass Honor Society, an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for the musical component of Frederick Douglass Day in Easton on September 22, 2018

Oxford Community Center, Inc., for Live Music Series during July 2018-May 2019; Art Workshops in August and October 2018; and Sixth Annual Model Boat Show on November 12, 2018

Presbyterian Church of Easton, for Sunday Concert Series during October-December 2018

St. Mark's United Methodist Church, for Sunday Concert Series during 2018-2019

St. Michaels Community Center, Inc., for Summer Concerts in Muskrat Park during June-August 2018; “Acting Up” Children's Theatre Camp during July 16-28, 2018; Talbot Idol, Season 4, at the St. Michaels MHS Auditorium on August 4-5, 2018; Mosaic Camp for Kids with Jen Wagner in August 2018; and Adult Art Classes during September 2018-May 2019

Tilghman United Methodist Church, for Music of Tilghman and Friends Concert Series during 2018-2019

Waterfowl Festival, Inc., for Painting Feathers and Fishing Flies in Watercolor on November 7-8, 2018; Wine and Watercolors Art Party on November 9, 2018; and Waterfowl Festival: Decoy Painting for Kids on November 12-13, 2018

Programs for Children Outside Regular School Schedules

Crashbox Theatre Company, Inc., for Crashbox Summer Theatre Summer Camp at the Talbot County Auditorium during July 16-27, 2018

Mental Health Association of the Eastern Shore, Inc., for the Kids on the Block Early Learning Series with musician and educator Judy Amdur during 2018-2019

Talbot County Free Library, for children's performance of “Uncle Devin and Percussion” on July 28, 2018

Talbot Hospice Inc., for Student Artwork Gallery during September 2018-May 2019

Talbot Mentors, Inc., for Summer Art Camp Scholarships during July-August 2018; Visual Arts with Constance Del Nero during September 2018-June 2019; and Photography and Poetry Fundamentals during March-May 2019

Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc., for Afterschool Arts Adventures during September 2018-May 2019; Arts on the Island in April 2019; and Art Showcase at Tilghman ES in May 2019

Arts in Education Grants for July 2017 to June 2018

Chapel District Elementary School

Arts-in-Education grant for four cultural arts assemblies: Rockcreek Steel Drums with The Birth of Steel Drum Music and Workshop on December 15, 2017; Prismatic Laser Show with Black History and Musicians on January 5, Interact Story Theater with The Town that Cried Avalanche on March 16, and Foty Fusion with Traditional Arabic Music and Dance on April 13, 2018

Arts-in-Education grant for visiting artist Susan Stockman with a student-created wall mosaic during January 23-30, 2018

Easton Elementary School-Dobson Building

Arts-in-Education grant for three cultural arts assemblies: Music with Milkshake on November 15, 2017; Caryn Lin with Bach to Rock: The Science of Sound on February 6, and Katherine Lyons with Transformation Imagination in April, 2018

Easton Elementary School-Moton Building

Arts-in-Education grant for three cultural arts assemblies: Noa Baum with Character Counts: Lessons from World Cultures on November 15, 2017; Drew Anderson with The Proof Is in the Spoof on February 21, and Skher Brown and the Dancing Warriors Ensemble with Capoeira Angola: The Dance-Fight Game from Africa and Brazil on March 19, 2018

St. Michaels Elementary School

Arts-in-Education grant for four cultural arts assemblies: Rockcreek Steel Drums with The Steel Drum Experience on October 12, 2017; Maryland Ballet Theater with Alice in Wonderland on January 23, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker with Swing Low, Sweet Harriet on February 8, and Chris Noyes with Celebration of Earth Day: From Broadway to the Chesapeake Bay on April 20, 2018

Arts-in-Education Grant for visiting artist Merideth Buxton with First Strings during October 16-27, 2017

Tilghman Elementary School

Arts-in-Education grant for seven cultural arts assemblies: Andes Manta with Music of the Andes on October 26, Cassie and Maggie MacDonald with Live in Concert on November 13, Kevin Martin with Steel Drums on December 15, 2017; Christylz Bacon with Human Beatbox on January 8, TAHIRA with LOL (Literacy Out Loud) on March 1, Caryn Lin with Bach to Rock: The Science of Sound on April 12, and Drew Anderson with Get C.R.U.N.K (Creative, Rapturous, Unified, Natural, Knowledgeable) on May 10, 2018.

Arts-in-Education grant for visiting artist Susan Stockman with Silk Painting Residency on January 18, 19, and 25, 2018

Arts-in-Education grant for visiting artist Victoria Vox with a Ukulele Residency during February 5-9, 2018

Arts-in-Education grant for visiting artist Merideth Buxton with First Strings, April 9-20, 2018

White Marsh Elementary School

Arts-in-Education grant for seven cultural art assemblies: Diana Saez with A Musical Journey to Latin America on October 11, Carolyn Koerber with The Flying Tortoise: A Nigerian Trickster Tale on November 20, Quynn Johnson with Where's Your Rhythm? on December 18, 2017; Rockcreek Steel Drums with The Birth of Steel Drum Music on January 24, Easton Middle School Band with Get to Know your Band-Seasonal Concert on February 9, Chris Noyes with Songs of the Sea, Earth, and Sky on April 23, and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo with Asia Fantasia on May 9, 2018

Arts-in-Education grant for visiting artists FutureMakers with It's Alive: Kinetic Creature Lab during October 16-20, 2017

Arts-in-Education grant for visiting artist Merideth Buxton with First Strings during February 26-March 9, 2018

Easton Middle School

Arts-in-Education grant for the Potomac Winds Ensemble, a visiting artists program from the School of Music at the University of Maryland, during October 4-5 and December 6-7, 2017, and January 31-February 1 and March 7-8, 2018

St. Michaels Middle/High School

Arts-in-Education grant for visiting artist Susan Stockman with mosaic art using recycled materials in a sculptural addition to a courtyard green space, during May 21-25, 2018

Chesapeake Christian School

Arts in-Education grant for four cultural arts assemblies: Cassie and Maggie MacDonald with Canadian Folk Music, Song, and Dance on November 13, 2017; Christylez Bacon with Hip Hop/Beat Box, Ukulele, Guitar, Vocal, Percussion Performance on January 8, Chris Noyes with Earth Day: From Broadway to the Chesapeake Bay on April 19, and Nick Newlin with Juggling and Variety Program on May 14, 2018

The Country School

Arts-in-Education grant for seven cultural arts assemblies: Quynn Johnson with Where's Your Rhythm? On September 20, Andes Manta with Music from the Andes on October 25, Kevin Gift with What's Your Motivation? On November 29, 2017; Rockcreek Steel Drums on January 24, Dance China with China Patterns on March 21, Quest Visual Theater with Road Signs on April 11, and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo with Asia Fantasia on May 9, 2018

Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School

Grant for four cultural arts assemblies: Stepping Up with Step Afrika on October 17, 2107; Ologunde with Afro-Brazilian Folkloric Music, Dance, and Martial Arts on February 6, Curtis Blues with The Multicultural Roots of Rock and Rap on April 17, and Ball in the House with Totally Vocal on May 15, 2018

Arts-in-Education Grant for visiting artist Merideth Buxton with First Strings during January 2-22, 2018

Saints Peter and Paul High School

Artists-in-Education grant for visiting artist Susan Stockman with mosaic sculpture during March 5-9, 2018

Talbot County Public Schools

Arts-in-Education grant for student bus transportation to seven age-appropriate cultural enrichment programs at the Avalon Theatre in Easton: Anansegromma, for 6th grade, with native music, storytelling on November 28; Eileen Ivers for 4th grade, with Beyond the Bog on December 1, 2017; Ball in the House for 7th grade, with a cappella R&B/soul/pop on January 16; James Hill or Victoria Vox for 3rd grade, with ukulele program in February/March; Peabody Opera for 5th grade, with Where in the World? on March 13; Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update for 8th grade on April 13; and Robbie Schaefer for 2nd grade, with guitar on April 20, 2018

Mini-Grants for July 2017 - July 2018

Grants to Organizations

St. Michaels Art League, Inc., for Plein Air Kids Day in St. Michaels on July 18, 2017

Crashbox Theatre Company, Inc., for Crashbox Theatre Summer Camp at the Talbot County Auditorium during July 25 to August 4, 2017

Trinity Cathedral of Easton, for Allegro Children's Chorus, during September 2017-June 2018

Oxford Community Center, Inc., for Break Glass Instructional Class with mosaic artist Jennifer Wagner, on January 31, 2018

Easton Choral Arts Society, Inc., for the ECAS High School Choral Competition at the Talbot County Auditorium on March 3, 2018

Continuum Dance Company, Inc., for Continuum Dance Company: All Connected, at the Oxford Community Center, on April 7-8, 2018

Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc., for Arts on the Island: Plein Air & Photography for Kids, at Tilghman Elementary School and other areas around Tilghman Island, April 26, 2018

Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc., for Victoria Vox Ukulele Reunion on Saturday, May 19, 2018

Crashbox Theatre Company, Inc., for a choreographer for the Crashbox Theatre Troupe's performance at Walt Disney World on June 27, 2018.

Grants to Schools

Easton High School, for student-faculty trip to the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on October 10, 2017

Easton High School, for student musical production of “Mary Poppins” on October 20-28, 2017

St. Michaels Middle/High School, for student dramatic production of “Reduced Shakespeare and Actor's Nightmare,” on November 2-4, 2017

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington on November 15, 2017

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to sculpture display at Philadelphia's Magic Garden on December 1, 2017

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on December 2, 2017

Saints Peter and Paul Middle School, for musical theatre production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” on February 23-25, 2018

Saints Peter and Paul High School, for Aristophanes' “The Frogs,” as the annual student dramatic production, at the Avalon Theatre during February 23-25, 2018

St. Michaels Middle/High School, for student musical theatre production of “James and the Giant Peach” on February 23-March 18, 2018

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, on March 23, 2018

St. Michaels Middle/High School, for art student-faculty trip to Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 4, 2018

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to National Gallery of Art and Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC, on April 20, 2018

Summer Arts Scholarships for 2018

Emily Wittman of Easton, who is completing her senior year at Easton High School, for vocal instruction and music theory with Chris Noyes of Claiborne.

Laurie Alltop of Easton, who is completing her junior year at Easton High School, to attend the Music for All Summer Symposium and Leadership Weekend at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Katelynn Cherry of Trappe, who is completing her junior year to St. Michaels High School, to attend the Mikael Eliason Voice Program at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia

India Johnston of Easton, who is completing her junior year at Easton High School, to attend a Summer Session of the Savannah School of Art and Design in Georgia.

Jessica Meadows of Easton, who is completing her junior year at Easton High School, to study voice at the Vocal Studio of Gail Aveson near Easton.

Justin Girard of Easton, who is completing his sophomore year at Easton High School, to study Fashion: Explorations in Sewing and Construction at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Katherine Kilbourn of Easton, who is completing her sophomore year at Easton High School, to attend the Summer Intensive Session of the Washington School of Ballet in D.C.

Seth Wagner of St. Michaels, who is completing his sophomore year at Easton High School, for voice coaching at the Vocal Studio of Kevin Thomas in Easton.

Karli Abbott of Trappe, who is completing her freshman year at Easton High School, to study painted stitches with quilting artist Sarah Jillard of New Church, Virginia.