Weekly at ILLIO:


Mondays:  
6-7:00am - Living Well
8-8:45am - Zen Meditation 
10-11:00am - Gentle Yoga with Liz Harzoff

Tuesdays: 
8-8:45am - Zen Meditation
9:30-10:30am - Living Well

7:30-8:30pm - Queer Yoga

Wednesdays: 
6-7:00am - Living Well
8-8:45am - Zen Meditation
11:30am-12:30 - Self Love Yoga with Angela

6:30-7:30pm - Self Defense

Thursdays:
9:30-10:30am - Living Well

5:00-6:00pm - Gentle Yoga with Liz Harzoff
7:30-8:30pm - Vinyasa Yoga with Cat Bagnet

Fridays:
6-7:00am - Living Well
12:00-1:00pm - Slow Flow Yoga with Shannon Bash

Sundays:
6-7:00pm - Advanced Belly Dance


Details:

Weekdays, 6:00am - 7:00am OR 9:30 - 10:30am
Living Well - MOVE 


Small group training is ongoing, in a convenient drop-in setting.  Each day has a varied focus and approach to fitness. You choose your own adventure and decide how many and which days you join the group! Group size could vary from 2-8 participants, giving you a semi-private training experience with greater attention to your technique and abilities, and an individualized and goal-centered training program.

Check out the weekly schedule below:

Inline image 1Try your first session for free! Session Passes are available. Passes are valid for two months from the date of purchase, and are for individual use only.
           
                            1-Hour    45-Minute
8 Sessions (~1x/week)    $80          $60 
16 Sessions (~2x/week)  $128        $96 
24 Sessions (~3x/week)  $168        $126
Drop-In                            $12          $9

www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbuswww.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com  Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Morning Meditation 


Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short sutra service, and a Dharma-sharing check in. Hosted by Seth Josephson and Sara Provenzale. A poem may be read. Most sit on floor cushions, chairs also available. Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com.   
Mondays, 10-11am
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

Like the Thursday class, this class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com

Tuesdays, 7:30pm
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 if you have one. Most classes are currently taught by Kelly Klein. 




Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30am
Yoga: 7 weeks of self love: 

7 more weeks of self love, through June and July.

Mixed levels, beginner to intermediate slow flow class focused on the theme of self love, self acceptance and well-being. In this series we will explore the four agreements and weave in themes of recognition and acceptance of the self in the the body mind and spirit. Suggested donation of $7 warmly encouraged.


Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

This class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Catherine Bagent

Every week. Same time. Same place. Vinyasa slow flow with Cat Bagent to strengthen the body and the mind. Find stillness in movement in your yoga practice, and your daily life.

Class is pay what you can. No experience required.

Fridays, 12-1:00pm
Teatime Yoga with Shannon Bash

Start your weekend right with a midday pick me up. Enjoy a slow flow yoga practice that will warm you up and stretch you out. This class is great for beginners as well as more practiced yogis as it is modified to meet different levels. With an emphasis on breath you will leave feeling refreshed and able to breathe a little easier as you move into your weekend. Bring your own mug/traveler mug and leave with a warm cup of tea to take with you!

Donations toward rental of the space and tea are warmly accepted! Also down to make trades, talk to me about it! :)

Contact Shannon with any questions! shannon.bash@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/599415093550485/


Most Sundays, 6-7:00pm
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.

May 2016 at ILLIO Studio

News:

Studio-Mate, April Sunami will join prolific Columbus artist, Stephanie Rond for a joint show of their new works: Common Cosmology. 

The opening reception is Friday, May 13th, 7-11pm at the Vanderelli Room (218 McDowell Street Columbus, OH 43215). The exhibition runs through May 7th –May 29th. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm and by appointment.

Street artist Stephanie Rond and mixed media painter April Sunami will feature new work in the exhibition Common Cosmology. The exhibit brings together themes of culture, spirituality, and humanity through painting, installation and collaborative pieces. The show will be on exhibition at the Vanderelli Room May 7th-May 29th 2016 with an opening reception on May 13th 7-11pm.

Common Cosmology was born out of conversations between Sunami and Rond about the new directions they were taking in their art work. “I‘m interested in how cultures and belief systems are often intertwined and ultimately they share more commonalities than differences” says April Sunami of her new paintings utilizing a female form coupled with abstracted backgrounds. Rond states that “my pieces in Common Cosmology are not intended to hold answers about humanity, but rather cultivate questions to consider and discuss. My goal is to create work that serves as a springboard for meaningful conversation. It is my belief that kindness will prevail”.

Stephanie Rond is a Columbus, Ohio based street artist whose colorful and feminist work can be seen on walls around the city, both inside and out. Stephanie attended Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University. She is co-founder of Creative Arts of Women (CAW), founder of the website Women Street Artists and owns S.Dot Gallery. An award-winning documentary has been created about her work. The film, Tiny Out Loud, studies Rond’s gender-gouging street art and her dollhouse art galleries in a fun but evocative exploration making gender roles smaller and the art world’s accessibility larger.

April Sunami is a professional visual artist mainly focusing on mixed media painting. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Art History from Ohio University and her Bachelor of Arts Degree also in Art History from the Ohio State University. Her subjects mainly revolve around portraits of women and the female form. Sunami is also an award-winning installation artist through the 2012 Columbus Arts Pop Up Project sponsored by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She was born and raised in Ohio and currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. April’s work has been widely exhibited throughout Columbus and represented in private collections throughout the country.

For more information about the artists and their work please contact April Sunami (614) 313-6742artist@aprilsunami.com and Stephanie Rond (614) 352-8737,stephanierond@mac.com   For more information about the gallery please contact Alicia Jean Vanderellli at (614) 403-4689 and thevanderelliroom@gmail.com.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/168757223478980/


Special events for May 2016

Friday, May 6th, 8:00-11:30pm
Fuse Factory Frequency Friday
Bonnie Jones / Baat / Tim Barnes / Circuitry Room w/Matt and Nikki Swift

Our May 2016 Frequency Fridays show features improvisational musician Bonnie Jones (MD), experimental electronic musician Lisa Miralia (OH), experimental percussionist Tim Brnes (CMH), and experimental electronic music trio Circuitry Room (OH), whose performance will be accompanied by video works by Columbus filmmakers Matt and Nicolette Swift. Date: Friday, My 6 2016. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Rd., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2015-2016 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About the performers:
Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. Born in 1977 in South Korea, she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Bonnie creates improvised and composed text-sound performances that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual). She is interested in how people perceive, “read,” and interact with these sounds and texts given our current technological moment. Jones has received commissions from the London ICA and has presented her work in the US, Europe, and Asia and collaborates frequently with writers and musicians. She received her MFA at the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

Lisa Miralia has been a promoter and performer in the NE Ohio freeform and experimental sound communities since 2003. She composes for and performs in a number of projects both solo (as Baat) and in collaboration with others involving electro-acoustic improv, experimental electronics, noise, drone, and dark ambient sound, and has released several recordings and contributed to multiple collaboration and compilation releases. She will celebrate her 9th anniversary of hosting the Mysterious Black Box radio show on WCSB 89.3fm this year, and was featured in the City/Ruins documentary about the NE Ohio noise and industrial music scenes. Lisa lives in Lakewood, and is grateful for open-minded neighbors who don’t mind the strange musical and anti-musical sounds emanating from her abode.

Tim Barnes is an internationally-known percussionist, electronic musician, and recording producer/engineer who has played and recorded with Sonic Youth, Wilco, Body/Head, Jim O’Rourke, Silver Jews, Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex, The Tower Recordings, The For Carnation, and MV+EE, as well as being featured in countless multiple other settings, from jazz-influenced free-improvisation to full-on rock n’ roll. He is the Artistic Director of Dreamland, and also runs the newly-revived Quakebasket record label (best known for its mid-1990s archival releases of solo work by Angus MacLise, poet and original drummer for the Velvet Underground). A California native, Tim moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 2007 from his longtime musical base, New York City.

Circuitry Room is a think tank for audio exploration. The founding members are Andrew Izold, Jeff Chenault and Dan Rockwell. They have been playing together on and off since 1989. Their combination of old-school electronics and high tech digital applications culminate into a wall of sound that is beyond categorization. Based in Ohio, Circuitry Room seek out new forms of expression while maintaining a dark mischievous edge. Their sound is constantly changing and evolving while their “live” sonic improvisations provide a unique and challenging listening experience.

About artists Matt and Nicolette Swift: Matt Swift is an all-around visual artist living in Columbus, Ohio. His work is not limited to any one medium or mode including photography, painting, video, digital compositions, mixed media and anything else that may be a source of inspiration. With an education in Art History, Film and Media Studies, and Library Science, the majority of his work stems from a deep connection to the historical avant-garde and experimental movements of all art forms. Juxtaposition of styles to find new abstract connections is where most of his work begins. Every piece is scientifically and creatively an experiment with a hypothesis that is tested and either is proven or disproven. What engagement occurs when you mix meditation and action painting to create a wall scroll combining the styles of Jackson Pollock and Zen Buddhist painters? What about the combination of purist structuralist cinematic techniques with the motivations of Norman McLaren’s frame by frame hand etched animations inspired by music? The end result encompasses a documentation of the experiment fit for a postmodern world, updating and educating about the styles of old through the lens of the plethora of information that is at the fingertips of our ever shrinking but also expanding digital world.

Since high school, Columbus video artist Nicolette Swift has been capturing life and creating videos. In 2005 she graduated from The Ohio State University with a double major in Art History and Film and Media Studies. While in her undergrad she discovered a love for working with archival materials. She obtained a Master’s of Library and Information Science with a focus in multi-media access from Kent State University in 2007. Since then she has worked with many individuals as well as The Ohio State University and The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church to create promotional and educational videos and materials. With the help of her husband and the support of OSU’s Film Studies Program she co-founded The Columbus Moving Image Art Review, which has been holding quarterly hour-long screenings for a year. Currently, her personal projects include avant garde video essays that incorporate found, archival, and cultural materials and turns them into a new video.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1024583987634895/
Friday, May 20th, 8:pm
Greg Sinibaldi, saxophonist and composer

The Fuse Factory is proud to present Seattle saxophonist and composer Greg Sinibaldi (additional acts TBD). Sinibaldi has established himself as one of Seattle’s most inventive musicians, embracing a diverse musical world. Whether he’s performing with his groups Goat or Burn List, playing in the metal band Uncle Pooch, or composing new chamber music, he brings forth a characteristic and unique performance each time he plays. Inspired by a wide range of music and art, Greg has developed a unique improvisational language, developing a virtuosic and rich sonic palette. Doors 8pm. Donations: $5. BYOB, all ages.


Special events for June: 

Saturday, June 4th. 
[MIIIIM]

Electronic music artest, [MIIIIM], comes back for their second show at ILLIO on June 4th. More information to come. 

Saturday, June 18th, 10:00am-10:00pm 
Tribal University 2016 with Sacred Shimmy Bellydance

For the second year in a row, Sacred Shimmy Tribal Bellydance is delighted to present Tribal University, a day of Tribal study and celebration featuring six unique classes to round out your Tribal education.

10 AM - Temple Dance Posture Warm-Up with Angie
11 AM - Exploring Slow Rhythms on Drums and Zills with Zach
12 PM - ATS Formations & Transitions with Eva & Erica
1 PM - Lunch on your own
2:30 PM - ATS Costuming with Jenny & Candy
3:30 PM - Clever Combos and Odd Pairings with Jenny & Angie
4:30 PM - Dancing in Flow with Angie
8:00 PM - Tribal University Dance Party

Registration opens April 10, 2016. Space is limited. Full day passes (including entrance to all workshops and the evening show) will be offered for a discounted rate of $60 through April 30. From May 1 on, remaining full day passes will be offered for $75. Individual classes are $15 each.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1748351565396434/


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Weekly at ILLIO:

Weekly at ILLIO:


Most Sundays, 6-7:00pm
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.

Weekdays, 6:00am - 7:00am OR 9:30 - 10:30am
Living Well - MOVE 


Small group training is ongoing, in a convenient drop-in setting.  Each day has a varied focus and approach to fitness. You choose your own adventure and decide how many and which days you join the group! Group size could vary from 2-8 participants, giving you a semi-private training experience with greater attention to your technique and abilities, and an individualized and goal-centered training program.

Check out the weekly schedule below:

Inline image 1Try your first session for free! Session Passes are available. Passes are valid for two months from the date of purchase, and are for individual use only.
           
                            1-Hour    45-Minute
8 Sessions (~1x/week)    $80          $60 
16 Sessions (~2x/week)  $128        $96 
24 Sessions (~3x/week)  $168        $126
Drop-In                            $12          $9

www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbuswww.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com  Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Buddha Teaches Buddha - Morning Meditation 


Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short sutra service, and a Dharma-sharing check in. Hosted by Seth Josephson and friends. A poem may be read. Most sit on floor cushions, chairs also available. Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com.   
New! Mondays, 10-11am
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

Like the Thursday class, this class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com

Tuesdays, 7:30pm
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 if you have one. Classes are currently taught by Kelly Klein or Lauren Strawn. 



New! Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30am
Yoga: 7-Week Chakra Series

Angela (graduate from the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute)
will be teaching yoga flow with a focus on each chakra in sequence for seven weeks, all through March. No cost. Donations, warmly encouraged, will go towards props for the studio.


Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Self Defense Workshop with Jose Reyes



March is the last month of a three month self defense workshop, using an easy to learn and retain self defense system. We give you the the tools to defend yourself if ever put in a situation where need be. We will also give you the confidence to properly use these tools in an unfortunate situation where self-defense applications would be needed. This class will work with de-escalation and basic self defense for the most common sort of attacks. We will be combining fitness and self-awareness, in a fun and safe environment. You will learn how to present yourself as neither a victim or a threat, you will learn positioning and displacement techniques (you don't have to be big and "strong" to defend yourself), you'll even get to learn some cool techniques from the German special forces. While hopefully we'll never be in need of drastic self-defense, we can at least have the proper tools to deal with some situations.



Drop ins $20.00

One month $75.00 (saves up to $25)

Complete three month program $200.00 (Saves up to $60)

See you Wednesday!


Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

This class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Catherine Bagent

Every week. Same time. Same place. Beginner to intermediate level vinyasa flow. Find stillness in movement in your yoga practice, and your daily life.

Class is pay what you can. No experience required.

Catherine is finishing up her teacher training at Balanced Yoga.

https://www.facebook.com/events/958015960941928/

Special events for March 2016

Friday, March 4th, 8:00-11:30pm 
Frequency Fridays: Carol Genetti/Dissilient/John Osburn+Megan Y

Our March 2016 Frequency Fridays show features vocalist, composer and installation artist Carol Genetti (CHI), Dash Lewis' solo project Gardener (CHI), experimental electronic duo Dissilient (OH), percussionist/composer Aaron MIchael Butler (OH), and sound artist/dancer duo John Osburn and Megan Yankee (OH). Date: Friday, March 4 2016. Location: It Looks Like It's Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2015-2016 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About the artists:

Carol Genetti is a vocalist, composer and installation artist. Her work is focused on the interplay between the voice as an expressive musical instrument and its extension into the sound-making realm. She has studied a variety of techniques including Western singing, Hindustani classical voice and Bulgarian folk music. Through these studies and her own explorations, she has developed a personal yet universal palette that is an abstraction of "extended" voice sounds — breaths, overtones, and disconnected textual bits, squeaks, growls, non-verbal tones — sounds that evoke unconscious emotions and human physicality. Genetti has toured throughout the US, Canada, France and Germany and has performed numerous live concerts as an improvisational vocalist.

Dissilient is a duo consisting of Paul Markus (of Shrive) and Chris Bilecki (of Chiaro Scuro). Dissilient works with analog and digital electronics and the use of objects to create sets that combine noise, ambience and electroacoustic aesthetics that focus on texture.

Aaron Michael Butler is a percussionist/composer currently based in Athens, OH. He regularly presents concerts of contemporary solo and chamber music, and has been active in the creation of new works through commissioning composers of his generation. Recent performance highlights include the 2013 Athens International Film Festival, 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, the 2014 Ohio University World Music and Dance Festival with marimbist Pei-Ching Wu, and a performance with Luciano Chessa's Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners in 2015. In 2010 Aaron founded the NOBROW.collective; in conjunction with the Athens International Film Festival NOBROW has commissioned Deep Earth - a large-scale, multimedia work - from composer Matthew Burtner which was premiered in April 2014.

Columbus-based sound artist John Osburn hears sound like a painter sees color, paying particular attention to the textures and shading of each element within his work. He not only listens to how his sounds thread in and out of each other, but also focuses on how they are affected by the space in which they resonate. Rather than creating music, Osburn focuses on creating a sound environment in which to immerse his audience. Sourcing from his eclectic background in Western music, African drumming, and Sonic Arts studies, Osburn creates a unique musical blend which floods out of his speakers in an evocative array of frequencies.

Megan Yankee is a Columbus-based indie dancer and choreographer who seeks opportunities to make and present choreography in alternative spaces in order to expand the reach of concert dance. Megan has performed and presented work nationally and internationally at the Nomad Express Multi Arts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Sonic Arts Research Center in Belfast, Northern Ireland, American Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Movement Intensive in Composition and Improvisation, Emerge and Exchange Dance Festivals, {254} Festival, Out of Loop Festival, and the Rogue Festival. I have had the honor of performing in works by Amie LeGendre, Larry Keigwin, Michael Foley, Christie Nelson, Jordan Fuchs, Sandy Mathern-Smith and Sarah Gamblin.


Saturday, March 5th, 3:pm
Young artists presents! OpenheartART show ages 1-5

Join us for a gallery sharing of art work created by our young artists during our winter art/play shops! Experience music, treats, & hands on community art project during the opening. Prepare your walls at home for an awesome collection of your child's work to take home.


Sunday, March 6th, 11:am-1:pm
Queer Behavior Community Meeting & Potluck
Interested in learning more about Queer Behavior, possibly getting involved, or providing a community voice? Queer Behavior is a network dedicated to uniting Columbus’ queer community through interacting with and organizing within the queer community; promoting queer community events, issues, and news; and organizing events, education and outreach for the community and Central Ohio. While all inclusive, Queer Behavior is, at its core, a network for self-identified queer peoples. All events created or sponsored by Queer Behavior are dedicated Safe(r) Spaces.

Come hang out with us on Sunday, March 6th! Bring breakfast/brunch food and drink and mingle with Queer Behavior members for the first hour. Stay for the second hour to sit in on our monthly meeting and learn more about the great work we are trying to do for the queer community of Columbus!

Studio-Mate News


ILLIO Artists to be found this Thursday at the opening reception for Landmark, a Creative Arts of Women (CAW) show. ---> The artists of CAW tackle the theme of place and history in a new exhibit titled “Landmark.” The exhibit was conceived as a way to commemorate Fort Hayes’ 33-year history of supporting national and local artists and arts organizations. The exhibit will feature work from over 50 CAW member artists that will represent a wide range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, ceramics, and performance. The opening reception will be on March 3 beginning at 6 PM.  The show will run February 29-April 15, 2016. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The Shot Tower Gallery, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Artists featured are: Alicia Jean Vanderelli, Allison Sponhaltz, Allison Buenger, Amber Mcintosh, Amy Leibrand, Andrea Hanson, April Sunami, Betsy DeFusco, Caroline Kraus, Catherine Bell Smith, Christine Guillot Ryan, Claire Smith, Danielle Forbes, Debbie Loffing, Donna Estep, Elizabeth Haworth-Wagner, Evelyn Rivera, Gaynelle Sloman, Gretchen Cochran, Guinivere Gallaway, Heidi Madsen, J Clark, Janet George, Janette Jones, Jenn Brewster, Joan Tallan, Joyce Kwasnik, Judy Beckman, Kate Menke, Kate Morgan, Katerina Harris, Kim Rohrs, Kristin Morris, Linda Leviton, Lisa Horkin, Lisa McLymont, Mabi Ponce de Leon, Megan Ferry, Megan Evans, Meghan Ralston, Melinda Staley, Melinda Eliza Sabo, Mollie Hannon, Molly Uline-Olmstead, Natalia Arbelaez, Paula Nees, Pilgrim Heidi Kambitsch, Rachel November, Roxanne Smith-Mansell, Stephanie Rond, Terri Maloney-Houston, Valerie Lamb-Steece, Vicki Oster https://www.facebook.com/events/502798626574384/


Queer Behavior's successful Queer Storytelling Tea Time was so well attended when it was at ILLIO that it's moved to a bigger space on CCAD's campus. --->
Friday, March 25th, 8-10:pm, Tea Time: A Queer Storytelling Event. Canzani Center, 60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Time to spill the tea. Let's get together and share our truth! Bring your 3-10 minute story and a willingness to be front and center. We'll provide an audience, a theme, and some snacks! Make them funny, sad, frightening, charming, or a mix...just enjoy yourself and we'll enjoy your story. The theme this time will be "LEGACIES: AGELESS STORIES OF OUR QUEER ELDERS". We are seeking stories about and from our elders! Special emcees Erin Upchurch and Zack Baird will lead a combination of featured speakers and same-day submissions to create two hours of realness. Listeners and tellers are equally welcome. Sharing stories is a powerful way to deconstruct and reclaim narratives while making meaning that is one’s own. Too often we take details that are thrust upon us by the social hegemony or even by each other. Ask yourself: is this my story or someone else’s? Telling your story, in your way, acts to shuck that which is obstructive. Doing this together in a safer space creates an environment primed to actually being heard. We also will have an opportunity to consider our collective narrative as a queer community. Donations are welcome!https://www.facebook.com/events/1012561425470201/

Current ILLIO Weekly Schedule

Most Sundays, 6-7:00pm
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.

Weekdays, 6:00am - 7:00am OR 9:30 - 10:30am
Living Well - MOVE
Small group training is ongoing, in a convenient drop-in setting. Each day has a varied focus and approach to fitness. You choose your own adventure and decide how many and which days you join the group! Group size could vary from 2-8 participants, giving you a semi-private training experience with greater attention to your technique and abilities, and an individualized and goal-centered training program.
Try your first session for free! Session Passes are available. Passes are valid for two months from the date of purchase, and are for individual use only.
1-Hour 45-Minute
8 Sessions (~1x/week) $80 $60
16 Sessions (~2x/week) $128 $96
24 Sessions (~3x/week) $168 $126
Drop-In $12 $9
www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbus,www.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Buddha Teaches Buddha - Morning Meditation
Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short sutra service, and a Dharma-sharing check in. Hosted by Seth Josephson and friends. A poem may be read. Most sit on floor cushions, chairs also available. Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com.

Tuesdays, 7:30pm
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 if you have one. Classes are currently taught by Kelly Klein or Lauren Strawn.

Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15 pm
After Hours Yoga with Kelly Klein
After the Queer Yoga party, there's the After Hours Yoga party!
In this class, we'll keep the lights low and the energy slow and steady. Combining breathwork (pranayama), self-massage, yoga Nidra, and restorative postures, the focus will be on tuning in and feeling good. Simple.
All levels welcome. Bring a mat if you have one!
$6 per class
OR
$10 for two classes (After Hours Yoga AND Queer Behavior's Queer Yoga Tuesday Tadasana, 7:30-8:30 every Tuesday)

New! Wednesdays, 11:30
Yoga with Angela: 7 Week Chakra Series
(February 24th to March 13th) 
$7 suggested donation warmly encouraged. 

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Self Defense Workshop with Jose Reyes
It's not to late to get yourself (or a loved one) a gift that will truly keep on giving and start your new years resolution at the same time! This January will will begin a three month self defense workshop. Using an easy to learn and retain self defense system. Over the next few month we will not only give you the the tools to defend yourself if ever put in a situation where need be. We will also give you the confidence to properly use these tools in an unfortunate situation where self-defense applications would be needed. This class will work with de-escalation and basic self defense for the most common sort of attacks. We will be combining fitness and self-awareness, in a fun and safe environment. You will learn how to present yourself as neither a victim or a threat, you will learn positioning and displacement techniques (you don't have to be big and "strong" to defend yourself), you'll even get to learn some cool techniques from the German special forces. While hopefully we'll never be in need of drastic self-defense, we can at least have the proper tools to deal with some situations.
Drop ins $20.00
One month $75.00 (saves up to $25)
Complete three month program $200.00 (Saves up to $60)
See you Wednesday!
paypal.me/EternalSpring/200

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff
This class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Catherine Bagent
Come as you are. Beginner to intermediate level vinyasa flow class. Catherine is finishing up her teacher training at Balanced Yoga. Please donate what you can to help cover the cost of the space.
ILLIO

Special events for January

Sunday, January 10th1:00-3:00pm
Wake Up Sangha - Everything we need is already here

Dear friends,

Join us for our January Sangha meeting. There will be sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and sharing from the heart.

"We all have the tendency to struggle in our bodies and in our minds. We believe that happiness is possible only in the future. The realization that we have already arrived, that we don't have to travel any further, that we are already here, can give us peace and joy. The conditions for our happiness are already sufficient. We only need to allow ourselves to be in the present moment, and we will be able to touch them. What are we looking for to be happy? Everything is already here. We do not need to put an object in front of us to run after, believing that until we get it, we cannot be happy. That object is always in the future, and we can never catch up to it. We are already in the Pure Land, the Kingdom of God. We are already a Buddha. We only need to wake up and realize we are already here." (Thich Nhat Hanh, from "Cultivating the Mind of Love")

Wake Up is an active global community of led by young mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35, and inspired by the teachings of Zen teacher and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. We come together to practice awareness in order to take care of ourselves, nourish happiness, and contribute to building a healthier and a more compassionate society. All ages are welcome at our gatherings.


Saturday, January 16th , 6:00-10:00pm
Anomaly, Castles Burning, [MIIIIM], GATELESS, and o(f)verandas

Local Music Exposition! 
Presented by Northwood & 4 Communal Music Production Studio

Featuring:
Anomaly (underground hip-hop)
Castles Burning (blues/soul-tinged indie rock)
[MIIIIM] (sample-laced electronic psychedelia)
GATELESS (dark/minimal house; noise electro)
o(f)verandas (deep space/drone ambient) 

$ FREE $

BYOB

Saturday January 23rd7:00-10:00pm
Full Moon Dance Party with Sacred Shimmy Bellydance

January's Full Moon is known at the Wolf Moon in honor of the hungry beasts who howled outside the villages at this deep point of Winter. Join us for a dancing and drumming celebration to shake off the stiffness of the season and reconnect with your inner fire.
Dancers, musicians, and movement artists are invited to perform, and audience members and onlookers are invited to applaud, ooh, and aah to your hearts' content.
Our live musicians will be available to make spontaneous magic for those who would like accompaniment, and recorded music is also welcome if that's what moves you best. This supportive halfa-style environment is suitable for dancers of all levels from beginner to experienced. Please contact me if you would like a spot in the show.

Open dancing will also be offered for those who might not like to perform but still want to make an offering to the moon.

Doors at 7:30 PM. Show beings promptly at 8:00 PM.
Admission: $5. All attendees are required to pay admission, regardless of participation in the evening's performance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1524719861182235/

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Weekly at ILLIO:
          

Most Sundays, 6-7:00pm
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.

Weekdays, 6:00am - 7:00am OR 9:30 - 10:30am
Living Well - MOVE 


Small group training is ongoing, in a convenient drop-in setting.  Each day has a varied focus and approach to fitness. You choose your own adventure and decide how many and which days you join the group! Group size could vary from 2-8 participants, giving you a semi-private training experience with greater attention to your technique and abilities, and an individualized and goal-centered training program.

Check out the weekly schedule below:

Inline image 1Try your first session for free! Session Passes are available. Passes are valid for two months from the date of purchase, and are for individual use only.
           
                            1-Hour    45-Minute
8 Sessions (~1x/week)    $80          $60 
16 Sessions (~2x/week)  $128        $96 
24 Sessions (~3x/week)  $168        $126
Drop-In                            $12          $9


www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbuswww.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com  Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Buddha Teaches Buddha - Morning Meditation 


Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short sutra service, and a Dharma-sharing check in. Hosted by Seth Josephson and friends. A poem may be read. Most sit on floor cushions, chairs also available. Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com.   


Tuesdays, 7:30pm
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 if you have one. Classes are currently taught by Kelly Klein or Lauren Strawn. 



Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Self Defense Workshop with Jose Reyes



It's not to late to get yourself (or a loved one) a gift that will truly keep on giving and start your new years resolution at the same time! This January will will begin a three month self defense workshop. Using an easy to learn and retain self defense system. Over the next few month we will not only give you the the tools to defend yourself if ever put in a situation where need be. We will also give you the confidence to properly use these tools in an unfortunate situation where self-defense applications would be needed. This class will work with de-escalation and basic self defense for the most common sort of attacks. We will be combining fitness and self-awareness, in a fun and safe environment. You will learn how to present yourself as neither a victim or a threat, you will learn positioning and displacement techniques (you don't have to be big and "strong" to defend yourself), you'll even get to learn some cool techniques from the German special forces. While hopefully we'll never be in need of drastic self-defense, we can at least have the proper tools to deal with some situations.



Drop ins $20.00

One month $75.00 (saves up to $25)

Complete three month program $200.00 (Saves up to $60)

See you Wednesday!


Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

This class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Catherine Bagent

Come as you are. Beginner to intermediate level vinyasa flow class. Catherine is finishing up my teacher training at Balanced Yoga. Please donate what you can to help cover the cost of the space.