The Montgomery County Arts ycouncil has awarded grants to individual artists and groups with funds provided by 26 corporations, the county government and the state and county arts councils.
The five county artists who shared $1,250 in grant money were Jude Schlotzhauer for her partially hand-blown glass work, "You're the One;" Marianne Keffer for her photographic essay on the life of artist Comelio Okim; Elizabeth Aubrey for a recital of 12th and 13th century troubadour music, songs accompanied by lute and harp; Suzanne Rhodenbaugh for her editing of an anthology of short stories, poetry, essays, plays and music by writers in Takoma Park and East Silver Spring; and Gerald Payne for sustaining "Rainbow," a touring company of young artists that performs musical reviews free for selected audiences.
In addition, eight other recipients shared $3,250 in organization grants. They were the Metropolitan School for Orchestral Musicians, for tuition scholarships; Childrens' Services, Montgomery ycounty Public Libraries and Easter Seal Treatment Center, for free performances of "Through the Listening Horn," a play concerning deafness and sign language; Boyds Arts Committee, for "Concerts in the Country," multimedia performances designed for a rural environment; Glen Echo Dance Theatre, for its summer-long festival of local dance, lecture-demonstrations and workshops; the Contemporary Music Forum, for financial assistance in support of monthly concerts at the National Bureau of Standards in Gaithersburg; Deaf Dimensions -- A Song and Dance Company, for eight performances of "Star!," an original production blending song, dance, music and sign language; The Writers' Center, for assisting county arts groups with language; The Writers' Center, for assisting county arts groups with publicity, newsletters, books and magazines.
The grants judges were John Greenya for the literary arts; Gene Morril, Marti Chidsey and Abby Wasserman for the performing arts; and Gloria Monteiro and Margery Freeman for visual arts.
County artists and incorporated, nonprofit arts organizations interested in receiving grants for the next fiscal 1982 grant period should apply to the Montgomery County Arts Council by Oct. 1. Call 424-2470 for further information.