Talbot County Arts Council

Grant Recipients

Community Arts Development Grants for July 2017 - June 2018

Major Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County

Academy Art Museum, Inc., for a general operating grant for FY 2018

Avalon Foundation, Inc., for a general operating grant for FY 2018

Chesapeake Music, Inc., for the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival during June 3-17, 2018, 2018 and the Chesapeake Chamber Music Jazz Festival during August 31-September 2, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Inc., for concerts in Easton during October-December 2017 and March-April 2018

Other Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County

Bay Country Chorus, Inc., for its 2017-2018 concert season

Carpe Diem Arts Outreach Fund, an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for the quarterly Passport to the Arts calendar during 2017-2018; the Carpe Diem Arts Lunchtime Concerts at Brookletts Place during September 2017-May 2018; and the Carpe Diem Community Concerts at various county locations during December 2017-June 2018

Chesapeake Film Festival, Inc., for the 10 x10 Film Series on July 10, August 10, September 10, and October 20, 2017; and the Tenth Annual Chesapeake Film Festival at various locations in Talbot County during October 27-29, 2017

Eastern Shore Writers Association Education Fund, Inc., for publication of the annual Delmarva Review in November 2017

Easton Choral Arts Society, Inc., for a six-performance concert series in 2017-2018

Mid-Shore Community Band, for the 2017-2018 concert season

St. Michaels Art League, Inc., for Art Hunt--Free Community Program in July 2017; Under the Tent Labor Day Weekend Art Show during September 1-3, 2017; Monthly Speakers series during September 2017-May 2018; Celebrate St. Michaels Banner Program during January-November 2018; and the Regional Artist Three-Day Workshop with noted artist Sara Linda Poly in spring 2018

Tidewater Singers, Inc., for annual winter and spring concerts during 2017-2018

Tred Avon Players, Inc., for the 2017-2018 season of four dramatic and musical productions; and two workshops on lighting and sound

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

Brown Box Theatre Project, Inc., for an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet at Muskrat Park in St. Michaels on September 9 2017; and another spring show in Muskrat Park during March-June 2018

Maryland Humanities Council, Inc., at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War: General John Pershing on July 10, Professor W.E.B. DuBois on July 11, and President Woodrow Wilson on July 12, 2017

Art by Other Organizations in Talbot County

Artistic Insights Fund, an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for ArtWorks for Freedom/Easton at the Waterfowl Festival Building and elsewhere in Easton during September 8-October 1, 2017

Brookletts Place, the Talbot County Senior Center, an activity of Upper Shore Aging, Inc., for Music and Art on Brookletts during July 2017-June 2018

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Inc., for musician Pres Harding performing Wingate Stories at CBMM in May 2018

Chesapeake Center, Inc., for the Ninth Annual Community Awareness Event, in which adults with various disabilities share their talents in song, dance, musical instruments, and recitation, in the auditorium of the Bayleigh Chase Retirement Community during October 2017; also Bringing the Arts to Chesapeake, including a concert series and visual arts residency, during September 2017-March 2018

Christ Church Episcopal in Easton, for Sunday Concert Series during 2017-2018

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 2017-2018

First Night Talbot, Inc., an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for First Night Talbot in downtown Easton on December 31, 2017

Frederick Douglass Honor Society, an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for Frederick Douglass Day in Easton on September 23, 2017

Oxford Community Center, Inc., for and Live Music Series at OCC from July to September 2017; Summerfest @ OCC on July 30, 2017; OCC Goes to the Movies during August 2017-June 2018; Art Workshop Series during September-October 2017 and February-April 2018; and Model Boat Show @ OCC on November 11, 2017

Presbyterian Church of Easton, for Sunday Concert Series during September-November 2017

St. Mark's United Methodist Church, for Sunday Concert Series during 2017-2018

St. Michaels Community Center, Inc., for Community Mural with artist Susan Stockman during July 10-14, 2017; Summer Concert Series in Muskrat Park on Thursday evenings during July-August 2017; and Santa Diaries in the St. Michaels Middle/High School Auditorium in December 2017

Talbot County Free Library, for two children's programs at the Easton Branch Library and one at the St. Michaels Branch Library during July-August 2017; and Marriage, Mortality, and Metaphor: The Poetry of Jane Kenyon, at the Easton Branch Library on November 13, 2017

Tilghman United Methodist Church, for Music of Tilghman and Friends Concert Series during July 2017-May 2018

Trinity Cathedral of Easton, for Trinity Cathedral Concert Series during March-May 2018

Waterfowl Festival, Inc., for Master Classes in Photography, Painting, and Wildlife Carving; Recycled Bay-Scape Collage; and Decoy Painting for Kids, during November 9-12, 2017

Programs for Children Outside Regular School Schedules

Mental Health Association of the Eastern Shore, Inc., for the Kids on the Block Early Learning Series with musician and educator Judy Amdur during July 2017-June 2018

Talbot Mentors, Inc., for Partners in Art, including a final exhibition of students. work, also art classes by the faculty of the Academy Art Museum for more than 25 children, both programs at the Talbot Mentors Center during September 2017-May 2018

Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc., for Kids. Plein Air Event on July 12, 2017; Afterschool Art Adventures during September 2017-May 2018; and Art Showcase in May 2018

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 2016 - July 2018

Grants to Organizations

Talbot County Fair, Inc., for musical appearance of the Spark in Da Pan Steel Drum Band and Bird Dog & the Road Knights at the Talbot County Fair on July 8-9, 2016

Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc., for children's afterschool art program called Art Olympics—Traveling Art of Tilghman's “Gold Medal” Attractions, from September 21 to December 7, 2016

Chesapeake Center, Inc., for two concerts for adults with disabilities: Tinsmith (Brooke Parkhurst, Henry Cross, and Rowan Corbett) on October 18 and Kindred Spirits (Ali and Steve Quillen) on November 22, 2016

Chesapeake Children's Theatre, Inc., for a Shooting Star production of “Little Reindeer” at Bayleigh Chase Auditorium in Easton on December 5, 2016

Talbot County Free Library, for the Hampstead Stage Company production of “The Prince and the Pauper” on December 19, 2016

Mid-Shore Community Mediation Center, Inc., for “Community in Harmony” A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's Message of Peace and Progress, with Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, at Trinity Cathedral in Easton on January 15, 2017

Oxford Community Center, Inc., for a jazz concert by the Sara Jones Trio (Easton HS graduate and veteran of the Soldiers Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band), at OCC, 7:30 pm, Sat, March 4, 2017

Bay Country Chorus, Inc., for concert series in Talbot County during January-June 2017

John Wesley Preservation Society, Inc., for musical component of Motown Night at the Oxford Community Center on April 1, 2017

Talbot Hospice, Inc., for quarterly Student Artwork Gallery during April 2017 to March 2018

Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore, Inc., for A Quilted Garden as their biennial quilt show at the Oxford Community Center during June 2-4, 2017

St. Michaels Art League, Inc., for workshop in oil and pastel by artist Lisa Mitchell at MEBA School outside Easton on May 10-12, 2017

Continuum Dance Inc., for debut performance at Oxford Community Center on May 13, 2017

Brown Box Theatre Project, Inc., for free outdoor performance of .Songs for a New World. at Muskrat Park in St. Michaels on May 26, 2017

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 in Easton for the new Allegro Children's Chorus during September 2017 to May 2018

Grants to/for Schools

Easton High School, for bus transportation for student-faculty trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Barnes Foundation on October 6, 2016

St. Michaels Middle/High School , for student production of “You Can't Take It With You,” at the SMMHS Auditorium, during October 13-15, 2016

Easton High School, for bus transportation for student-faculty trip to the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore on November 18, 2016

Easton High School, for bus transportation for student-faculty trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on December 2, 2016

Saints Peter and Paul Middle School, for “Elf Jr” as the annual student musical production at the school during February 24-26, 2017

Saints Peter and Paul High School, for “Arsenic and Old Lace” as the annual student dramatic production at the Avalon Theatre during February 24-26, 2017

St. Michaels Middle/High School, for student-faculty trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art and The American Visionary Art Museum on March 31, 2017

Easton High School, to support bus transportation for student-faculty trip to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC on March 31, 2017

Easton High School, to support bus transportation for student-faculty trip to visit Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, on April 28, 2017

Summer Arts Scholarships for 2017

Haley Anderson of Easton, a senior at Easton High School, to attend the Musical Theatre Summer Stock Intensive of the Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth Beach.

Emily Wittman of Easton, a senior at Easton High School, to attend the Classical Singers Workshop of Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Laurie Alltop of Easton, a junior at Easton High School, to attend the Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Katelynn Cherry of Trappe, a junior at St. Michaels High School, to attend the Young Artists Vocal Program of Tanglewood Institute at Boston University.

Jessica Meadows of Easton, a junior at Easton High School, to study voice at the Vocal Studio of Gail Aveson near Easton.

Katherine Kilbourn of Easton, a sophomore at Easton High School, to attend The Alabama Summer Intensive of the American Ballet Theatre.

Seth Wagner of St. Michaels, a sophomore at Easton High School, to study voice at the Vocal Studio of Kevin Thomas in Easton.