The FABUM Associates receiving applause.
It is a bittersweet time as summer approaches. The two current FABUM Associates, Kelsea Johnson and Eva Meier, are graduating from School Without Walls in June. As they prepare to move onto the next phase in their educational and individual journeys, we wanted to honor them for their contributions over the last year. They have taken part in the organizing and implementing of performances and fundraisers, events and exhibitions. They have met diverse and talented professionals across a spectrum of artistic disciplines. 

You have followed them on this blog, on Facebook and maybe even met them at one of our supercool events. Some of you joined us Thursday afternoon at The Arts Club of Washington to see a showcase of original choreography and dancing talent. Artistic director Jameson Freeman and managing director Lisa Grimes were joined by Heather Pultz of School Without Walls and Nichola Hayes of The Arts Club, as well as past YPF mentor Dana Tai Soon Burgess in presenting the afternoon's program. An end-of-year stipend was awarded following the performance, which was generously sponsored by FABUM Board member Laura Livoy.

This was an opportunity for the two young women to exhibit their own brilliance, as they have assisted with the exhibiting of others' for the last year. They're not leaving yet! We still have The 2nd Dolce Revolution Project to get through, but Thursday was a marvelous, pre-graduation gathering to acknowledge two 'dolce' people.

Kelsea Johnson and Eva Meier of Youth Program FABUM have been rehearsing for Thursday, May 25th's 'Spring Occurrence' at The Arts Club of Washington - a showcase of their talent, and an opportunity to share the program with arts-interested DC students! This past Monday, they were invited to rehearse/perform their original dance piece in front of a class at The George Washington University. After the two Associates shared their dance work, they watched an in-process piece performed by the class, and shared in a discussion about choreographic process. Since Johnson and Meier are both dancers (as is obvious), this was especially meaningful. This was a great opportunity for feedback, practice and learning for everyone that was there! Check out the photos from our marvelous Monday!
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Learn more about Youth Program FABUM as we enter our second year of marvelousness! Watch current FABUM Associates, Kelsea Johnson & Eva Meier, perform an original piece of choreography! They are both soon-to-be-graduating-seniors at School Without Walls, and we will miss them (truly), but they have been a wonderful part of building a new arts-mentoring opportunity and we are so excited to continue Youth Program FABUM into 2014!

What: Join us for juice and light hors d'œuvres at 5 PM, performance at 5:30 with question/answer/mingling after.
When: April 25th, 2013

Where: The Arts Club of Washington, 2017 Eye Street NW, DC, 20016

$5 suggested donation
Free for any and all students

RSVP at youth@fabum.org or on Facebook!

Join for Playing Around With Ally - A First Draft event!

What: A chic, culture & cocktail fundraising event celebrating the words of acclaimed DC writer, actor and First Draft Playwright-in-Residence, Allyson Currin, in support of women writers living in and around Washington DC.   
Presented by The Arts Club of Washington Drama Committee.

Where: The Arts Club of Washington
2017 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00PM

(Allyson Currin was one of the artists who mentored our Youth Program FABUM associates in 2012, and she is an acclaimed and wonderful playwright from Washington, DC. Read more about her here.)

First Draft: Word Driven. Audience Tested.
Suggested Donation: $20 (online or at the door)

RSVP on Eventbrite or on Facebook!