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Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Heisman Award Ceremony For Arts Journalism / March 22

Bourgeon presents
“The Heisman Award Ceremony For Arts Journalism”
March 22, 2011, 7:30 pm
Yola  
fresh (not frozen) yogurt parfait and espresso bar
1323 Connecticut Avenue Northwest 
Washington D.C., DC 20036
RSVP 
competition[at]dayeight.org

I ran across a new, fresh yogurt, parfait bar in Dupont Circle this month, Food for Thought, Yola. Green, green, green. I'm loving their lowfat Greek yogurt! All of their yogurt selections are unbelievably fresh. And if you prefer to drink your lunch, you can order a fruit and yogurt smoothie. Heavenly! An extra bonus is the yogurt and espresso bar is housed in a chic well designed, light filled space on Connecticut Ave. NW that runs the full length to the back door opening onto 18th Street. They also serve soy chai and a vegan yogurt. There's free internet for patrons, lots of seating and friendly staff to help you with your yummy selections. I like my parfait topped with fresh blueberries, blackberries and occasionally granola. And best of all, Yola is art friendly!
So glad you're here in DC Yola. You're my new Fav hot spot! - Anne Marchand

Here's the first art event that Yola is hosting.....

Journalists and the public are invited to celebrate the awarding of the inaugural winner of the DC Student Arts Journalism Challenge March 22nd, 2011 at Yola in Dupont Circle. Open to undergraduates in all DC area colleges and universities, Bourgeon's DC Student Arts Journalism Competition was created to identify and encourage talented young arts journalists. RSVP 
competition[at]dayeight.org 

Over twenty student journalists entered the competition. Washington Post visual arts critic Michael O’Sullivan states, “At a time when the future of arts journalism—indeed, the future of journalism itself—is at stake, Bourgeon’s Student Arts Journalism Challenge offers encouragement to the next generation of arts journalists, along with a reminder that the arts, and those who write about them, still matter.”

The Bourgeon editorial Board has selected the five finalists and a jury of professional critics including Washington Post critics Michael O’Sullivan and Anne Midgette will select the winner. The contest, which closed on Feburary 15th, 2011, will culminate in the awards ceremony. All five finalists will be at the event, and the winner will be notified live during the presentation of the award.

The awards ceremony is being hosted by Yola, a fresh (not frozen) yogurt parfait and espresso bar located in the heart of Dupont Circle. Yola is run by father/daughter team David and Laura Smith. Laura, who is herself a Bourgeon contributor stated, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to host the awards ceremony at Yola. I had always envisioned Yola as a gathering place for the arts, and I can't think of anything better to gather around than celebrating young talent in arts journalism…. In the modern publishing environment quality journalism and arts writing can often be obscured by flashy headlines, and there is no better time than now to celebrate young talent."

Founded in 2005, Bourgeon’s mission, through an online publication and community initiatives, is twofold: to increase participation in the arts and to improve access to the arts. Bourgeon is a project of the non-profit Day Eight. To see more about Day Eight please visit www.dayeight.org. Visit the Bourgeon magazine site at www.bourgeononline.com.

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