Talbot Students Selected for Willard A. Lockwood Summer Arts Scholarships

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The Talbot County Arts Council has awarded summer arts scholarships totaling $4,000 to nine Talbot County students who have just completed grades 9 through 12. This is the nineteenth year such scholarships have been available to students of exceptional artistic promise. Funding is provided by grants to the Arts Council from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels.

The program is named in honor of the late Willard A. Lockwood, the Arts Council’s former president and longtime board member, under whose leadership it was inaugurated in 2000. Members of this year’s selection committee were Arts Council board members Ann Farley, Nancy Larson and Jolyn Thompson. The recipients of this year’s Summer Arts Scholarships are:

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. She was recommended by Andrea Davis, choir director and music teacher at Easton HS. This is her third summer arts scholarship.

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. She was recommended by Bri’Yahn Richie, director of bands and music teacher at Easton HS. This is her third summer arts scholarship.

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 She was recommended by Alina Kozinska, adjunct voice faculty with Peabody Preparatory at Johns Hopkins University. This is her third summer arts scholarship.

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. She was recommended by Jonathan Crist, art teacher at Easton HS.

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. She was recommended by Andrea Davis, choir director and music teacher at Easton HS. This is her second summer arts scholarship.

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. He was recommended by Garnette Hines, interactive media production instructor at Easton HS.

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. She was recommended by Shari Smigo, owner/director of The Mid-Shore Dance Academy. This is her second summer arts scholarship.

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. He was recommended by Andria Davis, choir director and music teacher at Easton HS. This is his second summer arts scholarship

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. She was recommended by quilt historian Kay Butler of the Fiber Art Center of the Eastern Shore in Denton.

For further information on how the Talbot County Arts Council supports local arts, visit website www.talbotarts.org or contact Gerry Early, executive director, by phone at 410-310-9812 or email at gearly@talbotarts.org).

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