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Teacher Spotlight: Monique Watson

What is your current occupation at BlackRock? I currently teach Hip Hop Kidz, Hip Hop Youth, Adult Hip Hop, and a new Heels Class at BlackRock. How many years have you taught at BlackRock so far? How many hours do you teach per week? I’ve been here for just about a year and I’ll be teaching 4 […]

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BlackRock Open House 2017 Recap

by JoAnn Pham BlackRock’s annual Open House was held on Saturday, August 26 this year. It was my first time planning and attending the Open House since I came on board in November of last year, and when the staff says that it’s one of our biggest community events of the year, boy, they weren’t […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Isacson

Occupation: Security Officer Volunteer Hours: (How many hours have you volunteered so far?): 2-4 Why did you want to volunteer at BlackRock? As a photographer, I wanted to be connected to artists in the Maryland area. I love to volunteer in the events, especially when it is for children. Which exhibit or performance has stuck with you […]

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BlackRock at Clarksburg Premium Outlets: Tax-Free Week

On Saturday, August 19th, BlackRock made an appearance at Clarksburg Premium Outlets, who we, at BlackRock, also affectionately call, “CPO”.  Performers from BlackRock helped CPO shoppers celebrate Tax-Free Week at the new premier shopping center. The appearance took place by the Market Hall dining pavilion and featured performers from BlackRock’s Fall Arts Education program as […]

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A Message from the Board of Trustees

  June 6, 2017   Dear Friends of BlackRock: You may have heard that Krista Bradley, Executive Director of BlackRock Center for the Arts has accepted a position at the Association for Performing Arts Professionals (APAP). June 2nd was her last day. The Board of Trustees is grateful for her dedicated years of service to […]

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¡Viva BlackRock! 2017 Annual Gala

  This year, ¡Viva BlackRock! 2017 Annual Gala was held Friday, May 5th.  This formal event helps support the nonprofit, BlackRock Center for the Arts and spread its mission of sharing of the arts throughout the Upper Montgomery County community and beyond. This year’s gala featured a latin flair with music by Spanish Guitar Duo, Ramin y Manuel, […]

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April 2017 Volunteer Spotlight: Faith Schmidt

Previous to taking time off to raise our son and seeing him through high school, I worked in the District for an international environmental firm which I thoroughly enjoyed.  After residing in Germantown for quite a few years and before Germantown even had a “town center,” I was itching to live in an attractive town with some culture taking place.  I clearly missed […]

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