Skylar Diggins encourages campers at her camp in Rockville. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH ROCKVILLE – Skylar Diggins made a pit stop in Montgomery County over the weekend when the WNBA star teamed up with local trainer Pat the Roc for her “Shoot 4 the Sky” basketball camp tour. On Saturday, the Dallas Wings guard conducted her nationwide tour at the Pat the Roc Basketball Skills Academy with a large audience in attendance. During the four-hour session, Diggins, along with Pat the Roc and Randy “White Chocolate” Gill among others, taught basketball fundamentals to young campers. “This is one of my all-time favorite camps for sure,” said Diggins, a 26-year-old native of South Bend, Indiana.Read more
One of the artworks presented at BlackRock. PHOTO BY REECE LINDENMAYER GERMANTOWN — The BlackRock Center for the Arts opened their first day of the year with an art exhibit featuring the work of three local artists. In the Kay Gallery, the work of Linda Colsh and Julia Dzikiewicz is on display. Colsh’s work, entitled “Seeing the Unseen” focuses on elderly subjects, whom she believes are marginalized in society.
WASHINGTON — An exhibit of Gene Davis’ work “Hot Beat” is currently running at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. At “Hot Beat,” visitors can view Davis’ signature art, which is defined by his unprecedented use of multi-colored, rhythmic stripes. The title of Davis’ exhibit is also the namesake of one of his artworks. “Hot Beat”, like many of his other paintings, has a repeating motif of one color surrounded by colors that pop out and play with the notions of the viewer.
KENSINGTON — The Washington, D.C., Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints held its annual “Festival of Lights” from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. Each night, a different musical performance from different cultures was held at the Temple visitor center. The annual festival is very popular. According to Sister Fowler, the crowd can reach up to 10,000.