APRIL 2014

// 13 E. TULANE \\ Worm Man \\ Improvised Music Workshop \\ Tim Kaiser, Doctah X \\ Moody Playshop \\ Tribal Belly Dance \\ Queer Yoga \\ Clarinet Panic Deluxx \\ Metta Bhavana \\ Pure Data \\ ||

It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) - 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio

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Studio-mate shows not at the studio:


Friday, April 4, 8:pm
The Fuse Factory, Frequency Fridays

Vic Rawlings/Tim Feeney + Anna Friz + Al Margolis/Tom Hamilton + Brett Burleson / Ryan Jewell with special guest Worm Man -  Our April 2014 Frequency Fridays show features experimental cello/circuits/percussion duo Vic Rawlings and Tim Feeney (MA/AL), sound and radio artist Anna Friz (Berlin), sound art duo Al Margolis and Tom Hamilton (NY), and experimental guitar and percussion duo Brett Burleson and Ryan Jewell (CMH). Date: Friday, April 4, 2014. Location: Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St. 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2013-2014 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. More info at: http://thefusefactory.org/events/

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13 E. Tulane events:

Saturday, April 5, 11:am-1:pm
Improvised music workshop: Open to all participants!

Instructor: Vic Rawlings
Workshop fee: $15

Learn to listen and respond to sound and music in ways that may be new to you!

This workshop invites your active participation – it is not a lecture. Participants will engage in a series of structured exercises and generate sound and music as a group, in real time.

ALL participants are welcome, including those who do not consider themselves musicians. No musical background or technical skill is required. You are equally welcome with no experience improvising or if you are an experienced improvisor. ANY instrument is welcome, including voice. This includes objects not commonly seen as musical instruments as well as conventional musical instruments. If you do not have an instrument, one can be provided for you. If you need amplification, please bring your own, as we don’t have enough to supply everyone.

We will work directly with sound, beyond the standard use of rhythm, melody and harmony. We will explore free improvisation as an ensemble in this context. This is a hands-on, sound-making workshop, and thus we will not be spending time discussing music theory or music history or referencing jazz or any other widely recognized musical style.

Please do your best to arrive at the specified time! Once the workshop has begun, we will not be able to accommodate latecomers.

[Note: We will not turn away anyone due to financial constraints! To make alternative arrangements, please contact Alison Colman at alison@thefusefactory.org]

About the instructor: Vic Rawlings (cello/electronics) employs a still and unstable sound language ranging from visceral excess to extreme austerity. He uses an amplified cello augmented with extensive and invasive preparations of his design, adapted from Baroque­era designs. He has developed a vocabulary of extended techniques, approaching near­total abstraction from the cello. As an entirely separate instrument, he uses and continually develops a modular electronic instrument with a highly unstable interface, acoustically realized by an array of exposed speaker elements.

Rawlings primarily presents improvised music in the predictable settings and durations. Exceptions to this are installation­length performances and a series of performances in standard music venues that suspend concepts of site and content. He has composed and recorded soundtracks for internationally distributed films by Catherine Pancake, Jeffrey Daniel Silva, and Alla Kovgan, as well as composing and performing live scores for theater and dance.

To learn more, please visit Vic’s website: vicrawlings.com

http://thefusefactory.org/events/improvised-music-workshop/

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Saturday, April 5th, 7-11:pm
Tim Kaiser + Doctah X

We are proud to present experimental electronic musician/sound artist/instrument maker Tim Kaiser (MN) and experimental electronic musician Doctah X (CMH), who will be performing at It Looks Like Its Open the evening of Saturday, April 5. Location: It Looks Like Its Open. Doors: 7pm. Suggested donation: $5. BYOB, all ages.

About the performers:

Tim Kaiser has been producing experimental art at various venues for the past 30 years. His video, installation and performance art projects have been presented in Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Hong Kong, Cuba, Canada, Philladelphia, New York and Chicago.

Tony Harrington, better known as Doctah X, is a DJ, singer, and electronic/ambient soundscape musician who operates the House of Dub Studio in Columbus, Ohio, and hosts a radio program on WCRS Columbus. His music is firmly rooted in Jamaican Reggae, and he ventures deeply into the realm of Reggae known as Dub music and Dubstep. His music encompasses Eastern and African sounds. He performs at clubs throughout the Midwest, in his native Kentucky, and in New York City at Roberta’s Tonic and The Knitting Factory. In the 1970s and 80s, as a blues guitarist, he recorded and toured in Europe with Cream drummer Ginger Baker and played with blues legends John Lee Hooker and Albert Collins, Lele Gaudi and recorded more with Umar Bin Hassan on Stay Focused Records.


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Sunday, April 6th, 1-3:pm
Playshop with Howard Moody

Play! Unlock energy, intelligence and joy! Howard Moody, Omega Institute's long-time play facilitator, will lead us in two classes of lightheartedness, joy and all out fun. Howard has been teaching and facilitating play for 20 years. He is cofounder of Adventure Game Theater, which has been featured on NPR and PBS. 

Feel free, have fun and learn some simple and amazing games. Come and join us in a laughter-filled Playshop. 

Cost $20

to register call 330-473-0402 or email <info@truenatureretreat.com

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Sunday, April 6th, 6-7:00 - and most Sundays - 
Sacred Shimmy - Advanced Tribal Belly Dance

This class is designed for the dancer with some mastery of Levels One & Two who feels ready to develop her dance into something greater. Teacher permission is required to attend.  Please contact angienever@gmail.com with any inquiries.
Ongoing, most Sundays from 
6:00 - 7:00 PM. $15 drop in, $60 three class pass. Sacred Shimmy updates here.

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Tuesday, April 7th 7:30pm - and every Tuesday except April 15th-
Queer Yoga's Tuesday Tadasana

Queer Yoga is Columbus's first queer-focused yoga class that offers professional yoga instruction in a designated Safe(r) Space. We endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and community in all we do, from sun salutations to post-yoga snack time. Whether you are new to yoga, or you can complete a headstand without assistance, you will find something to challenge and deepen your practice.

Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat.

April 15th there will be no Queer Yoga so folks can attend a free film at OSU about queer farmers: wgss.osu.edu/events/out-here-film-screening-documentary-about-queer-farmers

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Sunday, April 13th, 2-4:pm
Open Meditation: Renewing Mindfulness

This session will focus on re-introducing and re-newing meditation practice. Participants are welcome to practice any form of meditation or quiet prayer they feel comfortable with and are invited to share their techniques and the experience of getting to know themselves with awareness. Two 20 minute sessions will be followed by tea. There is no cost. Donations are welcome.

The benefits of a daily sitting practice are clear, but it may feel difficult to add something new to our already busy lives. As the Spring comes with wind and rain, I've found my practice deepen, not by adding anything, but by subtracting. Doing less and enjoying more. A process of simplifying. 

There are definitely times when action is necessary. But there is little benefit to suffering over the things we cannot control. To practice daily mindfulness is to practice patience. Lately, seeing new sprouts arrive, I've been reminded of the poem by Bashō:

Sitting quietly, doing nothing,
spring comes and the grass grows by itself.

Let's try this simple practice together.

Facebook event page for this session: www.facebook.com/events/783529584991953

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Thursday, April 17, 7-10:pm
Clarinet Panic Deluxx (Toronto) + Fissure Shaft (IN) + Forest Walker (CMH)

We are proud to present experimental chamber music/avant garde math rock ensemble Clarinet Panic Deluxx (Toronto), dark experimental musician Fissure Shaft (IN), and ambient musician/composer Forest Walker (CMH), who will be performing at It Looks Like Its Open the evening of Thursday, April 17. Location: It Looks Like Its Open. Doors: 7pm. Suggested donation: $5. BYOB, all ages.

About the performers:

CPDLXX is a ensmeble born in 2009 as vehicle for the dense music of cellist Cory Latkovich’s dreams. Clattering ahead like the score to a never ending horror film, they inch towards a climax as cello and sax play a game of back & forth only to be driven forward by systematically antagonistic drum patterns and their own instrumental curiosity: bastard chamber music meets math rock.

Fissure Shaft is John Jude Windland, from the village of West College Corner, IN. Fissure Shaft is at the moment creating between dark experimental and something you can groove to, utilizing current, advanced modern electronic techniques, as well as unique sounds via circuit bending and hommade custom instruments.

http://thefusefactory.org/events/performance-clarinet-panic-deluxx/

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Friday, April 25th, 7-9:pm 
Intro to Buddhism for the Curious: Metta Bhavana, a talk by Keith Warren

Keith Warren, experienced Buddhist practitioner and professor of Social Work at OSU, will give an introduction to the the Buddhist cultivation of loving-kindness. 

Hosted by the Buddhist Network of Central Ohio

For more information email <seth.josephson@gmail.com>

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Saturday, April 26, 1-4:pm
Workshop: Intro to Pure Data


Workshop instructor: Nick Arner
Workshop fee: $35

This workshop will give an introduction to the Pure Data, an open source graphical programming language developed by Miller Puckette in the 1990s for the creation of interactive computer music and multimedia works. Pure Data can be used to quickly create interesting sounds that you can use in sound design or electronic composition, as well as interactive visuals.

Topics covered include:
-Installing and getting started with Pure Data
-Making a basic synthesizer
-User interaction
-GEM and visuals
-PD with other programs
-PD on your phone

Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops. If you want to bring your own MIDI controller as well, feel free!


 

 

 

MARCH 2014


It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) - 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio



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Studio-mate shows not at the studio:
March 20th- CAW mentor show at Fort Hayes shot tower gallery, "Exchanges". Openheartcreatures collaborates with their two young artist interns. Matthew McVay age 14 and Cellissa Woods age 18. This performance will merge visual art with sound art using a large Boom Box body puppet. www.facebook.com/events/486057824839929/
 
April 4th- Ryan Agnew's Worm Man will perform during Fuse Factory's Frequency Fridays show at The Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit St 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Frequency Fridays 2013-2014 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
http://thefusefactory.org/events/april-2014-frequency-fridays/

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13 E. Tulane events:


Sunday, March 2, 6-7:00 - and most Sundays - 


Sacred Shimmy - Advanced Tribal Belly Dance

This class is designed for the dancer with some mastery of Levels One & Two who feels ready to develop her dance into something greater. Teacher permission is required to attend.  Please contact angienever@gmail.com with any inquiries.
Ongoing, most Sundays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. $15 drop in, $60 three class pass. Sacred Shimmy updates here.

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Tuesday, March 4th 7:30pm - and every Tuesday -
Queer Yoga's Tuesday Tadasana

Queer Yoga is Columbus's first queer-focused yoga class that offers professional yoga instruction in a designated Safe(r) Space. We endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and community in all we do, from sun salutations to post-yoga snack time. Whether you are new to yoga, or you can complete a headstand without assistance, you will find something to challenge and deepen your practice.

Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat.


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Sunday, March 9th, 11-1:pm
Open Meditation: Off the Cushion and into the Street

This session will meet earlier than usual so that some of us can head off to Dublin for the march to Wendy's headquarters. Proponents of farmworker justice are calling on Wendy's to join other major corporations in signing on to improve working conditions in Florida's tomato fields.

A Zen gatha, said before sharing food, begins, "Innumerable labors brought us this food. May we know how it comes to us. Receiving this offering, may our virtue and practice equal it."

In this globalized system of exchange it is often very difficult to know what labors brought us our food, but through social justice networks we can learn about the conditions of farms and even contribute to improvements. 

The practice of loving kindness begins in our heart, and continues the moment we rise from the cushion. We carry it, or it carries us, forward into community to smile and listen to one another with our full attention. It also compels us to stand on the street, not out of anger, but like a beacon or a lighthouse guiding those who steer our corporate ships. Without making them the enemy, we can call to them to stop and move toward compassion. 

In the 1980s, Thich Nhat Hanh wrote, "In the peace movement there is a lot of anger, frustration, and misunderstanding. The peace movement can write very good protest letters, but they are not yet able to write a love letter. ...A fresh way of being peace, of doing peace is needed. That is why it is so important for us to practice meditation, to acquire the capacity to look, to see, and to understand. It would be wonderful if we could bring to the peace movement our contribution, our way of looking at things, that will diminish aggression and hatred. Peace work means, first of all, being peace. Meditation is meditation for all of us. We rely on each other. Our children are relying on us in order for them to have a future." 

Weather you attend the march or not, please join me to sit in quiet on Sunday. 

Let's learn to become the still source from which change grows. 

Let's try this simple practice together.

*We sit for two 20 minute sections, with mindful walking in between. We will have time for every participant to talk before and after the sit. Those new to meditation are welcome to join and participate as much as they feel comfortable! There is no cost. Donations are welcome.

* Florida farmworkers' are vary vulnerable to exploitation, including forced labor and sexual violence. Wendy's is one of the few major corporations still unwilling to sign on to the Fair Food Program, which would provide basic support to farmworkers. Information about the campaign here. Information about the Central Ohio events, including the march, here.

Facebook event page for this meditation: www.facebook.com/events/480794355375814/

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Saturday, March 15th, 6:30-9:30

Triommm Kirtan LOVE Circle


Triommm is is a devotional kirtan LOVE circle and community. We are a multi-cultural, universally accepting group that sings devotional songs from many traditions. All are welcome for an hour and a half of singing followed by sharing food and love.

Songbook includes mantras from Vedic Indian, Native American, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh traditions and British Psychedelic Rock. We're open to expanding the Songbook to include your most treasured devotional songs!

Bring your instruments, your voice, your friends, your kids and food to share. Doors & light snacks at 6:30p, Singing at 7:00p, Food at 8:30p.

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Sunday, March 16th, 7:30-9:30
Trance Studies: Becoming Fish

How do we adapt to change like fish moving through water?

The Cuyamungue, or "Oma", trance is a shamanic practice used to cultivate visions and a dream-like awareness. 

This session will include the "Fish Trance", a posture based on an image of the goddess of running water, Chalchihuitlicue ("she of the jade skirt"). According to the Aztec story, when a flood was sent to the earth by Tlaloc, her consort, Chalchihuitlicue had compassion for the humans and changed them into fish so they could survive. When our wold becomes flooded with difficulties, how do we become like fish, had home in these new conditions?

At this trance session, we first do the Singing Shaman to open the door, than Chalchihuitlicue’s Fish. We will have an introduction beforehand and a discussion of our experiences afterward.

We take an experimental approach to trance studies, not a dogmatic one. The Cuyamungue technique is a practice of new-shamanism based on the experiences of Felicitas D. Goodman (Where the Spirits Ride the Wind). Felicitas was an anthropologist who studied alternate states of consciousness and developed a technique for their cultivation. Felicitas believed that she had discovered an ancient and universal way to allow entrance into an alternate reality. This tradition of trance practice is maintained locally by Felicitas’s daughter, Susan Josephson, and in formal organizations in New Mexico and Germany.

*Instructions for participation: Please arrive on time, the door will be closed at 7:45 so that the session can begin without interruption. Fasting will enhance the experience, but is not required. For best results, do not eat at least 30 minutes prior to the session. Avoid alcohol throughout the day. Wear loose-fitting clothing and avoid wearing metal.

*Young adults / teens welcome.

*Susan is not expecting payment so this session is by donation. Feel free to support her visit and the maintenance of the studio space with a small contribution.

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March 29, 1-4:00 
Fuse Factory: Intro to Pure Data Workshop

Info to be updated here:
http://thefusefactory.org/events/

BELLS OF THE DEEP Friday December 13, 2013



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"Bells of the Deep" is a one night only art showing of photography by Nathan C. Ward and paintings by Meagan Alwood Karcic.

The works are often figurative and abstract, expressing the deep emotion and beauty the artists see in  everyday life. The show will feature a collaborative art piece raffle, and live music performance by
Jocelyn Hach, Jordan Didomenico, and Josh Culberson

Friday, December 13th from 7-10 P.M.
It looks like it's open gallery
13 East Tulane Road, Columbus Ohio 43202

Artists' websites ☛ Nathan C.Ward  • Meagan Alwood Karcic

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DECEMBER 2013

It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) - 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio

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Two New Studio Mates! We're so happy to welcome Michael Morris and Angie Never as new mates on this studio ship! Michael has been leading the Queer Yoga classes on Tuesday nights and will continue to do so. Michael is a student and instructor of dance and a scholar of eco-sexuality. Read a little more about him here. Angie brings tribal-style belly dance to c-bus with her awesome troupe Sacred Shimmy. She also teaches yoga at Yoga on High. Check out her current classes here.

Studio-mate shows not at the studio:

December 14 ~ Columbus Museum of ART’s ALL day open house for the brand new Family Wonder room. 50 handmade costumes created by Heidi Kambitsch will be on display for play. Come meet the artist, explore the new space and pretend. Prepare to open your imaginations and become a wicked wild creature!

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13 E. Tulane events:

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Friday, December 6th, 6:30-9:30
Triommm Kirtan LOVE Circle


Triommm is is a devotional kirtan LOVE circle and community. We are a multi-cultural, universally accepting group that sings devotional songs from many traditions. All are welcome for an hour and a half of singing followed by sharing food and love.

Songbook includes mantras from Vedic Indian, Native American, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh traditions and British Psychedelic Rock. We're open to expanding the Songbook to include your most treasured devotional songs!

Bring your instruments, your voice, your friends, your kids and food to share. Doors & light snacks at 6:30p, Singing at 7:00p, Food at 8:30p.

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Saturday, December 7th, 8pm
Insurgent Theater: "Know Your Enemy"

A Theatrical Examination of Police and Prison in America.

Written by Ben Turk, Directed by Kate Pleuss, Performed by Ben Turk
90 minutes

insurgenttheatre.org

What does it mean to be a compassionate, dedicated, humane police officer in the country with the world's highest incarceration rate and a continuing tradition of racial injustice? Know Your Enemy examines the role of police using stripped down interactive theatre, critical understanding of history and the power of silent refusal. Know your history. Know your rights. Know your enemy.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2-4:pm
Open Meditation: Rebirth

Here's my reflection for this month. Feel free to bring whatever practices or words inspire you.

I'm excited to share quiet with you this Sunday!

*We sit for two 20 minute sessions, with mindful walking in between. We will have time for every participant to talk before and after the sit. Those new to meditation are welcome to join and participate as much as they feel comfortable! There is no cost. Donations will be accepted.

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Writing about the nature of impermanence, Zen philosopher Dogen reminded his students,

Do not wait for the teachings from others,
the words of the scriptures,
and for the principles of enlightenment.

We are born in the morning and die in the evening;
the person we saw yesterday is no longer with us today.

These facts we see with our own eyes and hear with our own ears.

Feeling lost and trapped in my emotions this week, a dear friend reminded me how my suffering can be like the labor pains of a mother giving birth to a new life. If I can make space for my own heart to expand beyond the boundaries of my habits, I can allow myself to become something wholly new, something never before seen on this earth. Neither simply better nor worse, this new self stands at the limits of what is possible. Seeing my experience as the ground of a limitless transformation allows me to experience my emotions fully.

Looking at myself in its process with a sense of wonder, I can be wholly unexpected to myself. I can be both like the mother offering up a part of her body to the air and like the new child taking it's first look at the bright sky. Both the mother and the child carry ancestral knowledge of birth in their bodies. Again and again I am reminded, this is the central task: to trust myself in becoming.

Real rebirth is not an idea, but something to be experienced uniquely, in ourselves and in community. The most direct way to cultivate a feeling of renewal is to set aside all projects, become still, and watch with focused curiosity the newness of time.

Let's try this simple practice together.

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1478901182335521/

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Tuesday, December 10th 7:30pm - and every Tuesday -
Queer Yoga's Tuesday Tadasana

Queer Yoga is Columbus's first queer-focused yoga class that offers professional yoga instruction in a designated Safe(r) Space. We endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and community in all we do, from sun salutations to post-yoga snack time. Whether you are new to yoga, or you can complete a headstand without assistance, you will find something to challenge and deepen your practice.

Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat.


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Friday, December 13th, 7-10:pm
"Bells of the Deep" Ward and Alwood Karcic

"Bells of the Deep" is a one night only art showing of photography by Nathan C. Ward and paintings by Meagan Alwood Karcic.

The works are often figurative and abstract, expressing the deep emotion and beauty the artists see in everyday life. The show will feature a collaborative art piece raffle, and live music performance by
Jocelyn Hach, Jordan Didomenico, and Josh Culberson

Artists' websites ☛ Nathan C.WardMeagan Alwood Karcic

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Sunday, Dec. 15, 1pm – 4pm
Binaural beats and the oscilloscope: A gentle introduction to sound art

Instructors: Krista Faist and Samuel Hoar
Fee: $27.50

In this workshop, participants will learn how to generate binaural beats, and in the process learn the basics of the oscilloscope. Binaural beats (discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove in 1839), or binaural tones, are auditory processing artifacts, or apparent sounds, caused by specific physical stimuli. The brain produces a phenomenon resulting in low-frequency pulsations in the amplitude and sound localization of a perceived sound when two tones at slightly different frequencies are presented separately, one to each of a subject’s ears, using stereo headphones. A beating tone will be perceived, as if the two tones mixed naturally, out of the brain.

The oscilloscope is an electronic measurement devices that can be used to observe the characteristics of a circuit in real time. It can also be used for debugging and hardware hacking.

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Friday, December 20th, showtimes 6:00 and 7:30
What the Christmas Tree REALLY Saw


The Holiday Season is a time of cheer and happiness, joy, peace and goodwill... or is it? In the rush and insanity of the holidays, come join us and discover a new expression of this season for yourself.

You're invited to share YOUR story. Together, we'll explore how our own deepest commitments are often buried beneath the latest fads and fashions.

Hosted and narrated by Douglas Evergreen, the Christmas Tree, you'll come away with new ways to find your heart, rise above the madness and break through to the joy and hope that is so often missing at this time of year.

An interactive performance by Paul Ricketts.

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/355802294556481/

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Saturday, December 21st, 8:pm
Chris Welcome

Guitarist and composer, Chris Welcome, will perform solo guitar.
Check out his work at: chriswelcome.com/index.html

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Friday, December 27th, 6:30-9:30
Triommm Kirtan LOVE Circle

Triommm is is a devotional kirtan LOVE circle and community. We are a multi-cultural, universally accepting group that sings devotional songs from many traditions. All are welcome for an hour and a half of singing followed by sharing food and love.

Songbook includes mantras from Vedic Indian, Native American, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh traditions and British Psychedelic Rock. We're open to expanding the Songbook to include your most treasured devotional songs!

Bring your instruments, your voice, your friends, your kids and food to share. Doors & light snacks at 6:30p, Singing at 7:00p, Food at 8:30p.

NOVEMBER 2013

It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) - 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio


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Studio-mate shows not at the studio:


December 14 ~ Columbus Museum of ART’s ALL day open house for the brand new Family Wonder room.  50 handmade costumes created by Heidi Kambitsch will be on display for play. Come meet the artist, explore the new space and pretend. Prepare to open your imaginations and become a wicked wild creature !


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Friday, Nov. 8th, 8pm sharp
DIY musics!

Jetzt Collective (bloomington all star band) http://jetztcollective.tumblr.com/
plus: Jordan A Martin (solo tunes)
Blue Friction (jean jamz folk & pop)


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Saturday, November 9, 1pm – 4pm
Fuse Factory: LEARNING MUSIC ON THE IPAD

Instructors: Dan Rockwell and Jeff Chenault
Fee: $37.50 for one; $67.50 for two
Join electronic musicians Jeff Chenault and Dan Rockwell as they teach participants the fundamentals of making music on the iPad with the GarageBand app. 



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Sunday, November 10, 10am – 12noon (performance shortly after)
Fuse Factory: FUN WITH SOUND: TRANSDUCERS 101
Instructor: Kryzsztof Topolski
Fee: $37.50 (we keep the transducers); $82.50 (you keep the transducers)
In this workshop, participants will create contact mics and experiment with transducers to process field recordings and transform ordinary objects into electronic instruments.


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Sunday, Nov. 10, 2:00-4:pm 
Open Meditation: The better way to live alone

"Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is
in the very here and now,
the practitioner dwells
in stability and freedom."

In this way, the Buddha advised a student not to live like a hermit always apart from human contact. Awakening to the present, he called this "the better way to live alone." (Bhaddekaratta Sutta)


True sovereignty of the self, true freedom, can only be found if we live vulnerable to love in this in-breath and this out-breath. Quiet, solitude; retreating from others can be a way to heal, these things can nurture our sense of our own wholeness. Yet, giving ourselves over to this flash of lightning, this child's laugh, this is the essence of the healing power of solitude.

Our life's purpose is not far away. It is here already. Don't wait for your appointment to begin living fully. As Samiddhi, a student of the Buddha, described it,


"I, friend, do not reject the present moment
to pursue what time will bring.
I reject what time will bring
to pursue the present moment.
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This Dharma is here-present, out of time,
inviting inspection, leading onward,
to be realized by the wise each for herself."
(Samiddhi Sutta)

*Please join us for this simple practice together.

*We will sit for two 20 minute quiet sessions, with mindful walking in between. We will have time for every participant to talk before and after the sit. Those new to meditation are welcome to join and participate as much as they feel comfortable. There is no cost. Donations will be accepted.



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Tuesday, Nov. 12th 7:30pm - and every Tuesday -
Queer Yoga's Tuesday Tadasana

*** Derek Lory, someone who has been part of our Queer Yoga community for years, is in the hospital and we want to do what we can to help out. For the month of November, we will be donating all of our proceeds to helping out with his hospital bills. We are keeping Derek in our thoughts, and we are glad to help out however we can. ***

Queer Yoga is Columbus's first queer-focused yoga class that offers professional yoga instruction in a designated Safe(r) Space. We endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and community in all we do, from sun salutations to post-yoga snack time. Whether you are new to yoga, or you can complete a headstand without assistance, you will find something to challenge and deepen your practice.

Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat.





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Thursday, Nov 14th, 7:30-9:pm

The Buddha: A Spiritual Journey


A slide presentation of the major events in the Buddha's life, used as a way to teach about the Buddhist way. This is an Introductory presentation in BNCO's "Buddhism for the Curious" occasional series.

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Friday, November 15th, 8:30-11:30pm
But I Digress... 

to express in the most unlikely place

even though you get to go

experience the experiment


Sarah Weinstock and Abby Nelson team up to explore non-linear thought by way of an interactive dance party.  Fragments of sentences, pieces of ideas, disconnected musings, and out-of-context phrases will hang adrift, floating around the space, to encourage your thoughts as well as your body to dance.

Enjoy musical stylings by DJ Luke Toney, light refreshments, and a playful environment.  


We hope to see you and your friends there!  


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Friday, Nov. 22, evening
OSU Photography Club, group show opening!