Special Events, November

Friday, Nov. 4th, 8-11pm
Frequency Fridays: Sarah Louise / Forest Management / Dominic Coppola / Autophonia

The Fuse Factory's November 2016 Frequency Fridays show features experimental 12-string guitarist Sarah Louise (NC), experimental electroacoustic trio Autophonia (Jen Powers (hammered dulcimer/electronics) + Stephanie Dean (accordion/electronics) + Jen Slezak (mandolin/violin/electronics)) (CMH), John Daniel’s ambient/drone solo project Forest Management (CHI), and ambient/drone musician Dominic Coppola (MI). Date: Friday, November 4 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 2016-2017 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. 
About the performers:
Sarah Louise is a 12-string guitarist based in the mountains of North Carolina. The impulse for new compositions comes frequently from observing the sounds and movements of the woods around her home. Lush and ethereal at times, yet embracing dissonance as well as tonal and time-signature shifts, her music encompasses a full spectrum of emotions. All-original tunings, picking patterns and bold transitions mark her as a unique player. Scissor Tail Editions released her first album, “Field Guide,” in early 2015, which quickly became an underground favorite. Her new album, VDSQ Volume 12, has garnered praise from media outlets such as NPR and Dusted Magazine and artists like as Ben Chasny, who calls Volume 12 an album “that makes me love the sound and possibilities of the acoustic guitar.”

Forest Management is John Daniel, an American musician currently living in Chicago, Illinois. The ambient/drone project began in 2011 in Daniel’s hometown of Westlake, Ohio. Daniel uses digitally-processed recordings of sound sources like the piano and synthesizer to sculpt entirely new sonic hues, for the purpose of composition. His warm, fluorescent-like brand of drone has often been said to contain a cinematic, dream-like presence.

Dominic Coppola is an electronic musician based out of Ann Arbor, MI. Pulling sounds from guitar signals, tape manipulations and other unique means, Coppola invents a new breed of ambient transmissions in a dark, yet alluring way.

Autophonia is three folk/drone enthusiasts toying with sounds both dreamy and ethereal via acoustic instruments and electronic pedals.

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 10am-12pm
Fuse Factory Workshop: Ableton Live for Absolute Beginners

About the workshop: While much has changed since the birth of electronic music, the spirit of the music that connects composers of today with those of the late 60s and early 70s remains. Tools such as Ableton Live allow contemporary electronic music composers to channel this spirit while exploring the possibilities new technologies have to offer. This workshop is being taught primarily from an artistic perspective, rather than that of a technician. In other words, the philosophy behind this workshop is about making the most of what you know as an artist and musician who uses technology, rather than acquiring technical knowledge for its own sake. 
Workshop topics include:
- basic MIDI functions- Ableton Intro’s library of sounds
- editing audio clips
- effects and equalization within Ableton
- exporting tips for master-ready mixes
- using Ableton in live performance

This workshop is supported by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

Required: No previous experience in Ableton Live is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop with a trial or purchased copy of Ableton installed.

About the instructor: John Daniel (b.1989 in Hemet, CA) is an American musician currently living in Chicago, Illinois. His current project, Forest Management, began in 2011 in Daniel’s hometown of Westlake, Ohio. His newest release, ‘Shifting’, will be out on October 7th on White Reeves Productions.

Workshop fees: To reserve a seat in the workshop, please register the link below:

http://thefusefactory.org/events/workshop_ableton_live_for_absolute_beginners/

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 1-3pm
Fuse Factory Workshop: Build Your Own Electronic Piano
About the workshop: Have you ever wondered how electronic pianos and synthesizers work? In this beginner-friendly workshop, each participant will build a tiny, working five-note electronic piano from scratch. 
The workshop will include an introduction to the theory of sound and how electronics can be used to produce musical notes. Participants will learn the skills necessary to create and control basic electronic circuits to produce sound, as well as understand how to use an Arduino microcontroller with pushbuttons, potentiometers, resistors, and a speaker to design their electronic piano’s interface. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have built his or her own electronic piano. 
Required: No previous experience with electronic music or electronics is required. All needed parts and equipment are included in the price of the workshop and will be provided to participants. This workshop will move at a pace appropriate for adult learners, but children with a strong interest in electronic music or electronics may attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

About the instructor: Tom Wilcox is a Senior Instructional Technologist for Otterbein University, located in Westerville, OH. In his role at the University, he designs and supports digital media installations, especially for classrooms. He also produces digital and web-based media for the University and provides technical training to staff and faculty members.

Workshop fees: To reserve a seat in the workshop, please register using the link below – the workshop is being offered for $35 to members of the general public.

http://thefusefactory.org/events/workshop_build_your_own_electronic_piano/


Sunday, Nov. 6th, 7:30-9:30pm
Trance Studies: Walking with Ancestors


On Sunday November 6th we will honor the ancestors with a ritual and trance for visiting the dead and exchanging messages. We all have ancestors of our flesh and of our spirit. We have beloved dead, relatives, friends, and pets. In this ritual we acknowledge them and share our bounty with them, sending them blessings and including them in our circle. Then we will do a trance based on the posture of ancient Egyptian figure Kouros to contact them and exchange messages.

Come and experiment with us in this trance. Let us vision together. May we experience ourselves resting in own power. 
For more than twenty years, Susan G. Josephson has lead workshops which take participants through an ecstatic trance experience. Based on the work of her mother, the anthropologist and spiritual teacher, Felicitas D. Goodman, Susan has developed a syncretic technique for visionary experience. 
(Learn more about Felicitas’s legacy in the US and Germany at cuyamungueinstitute.com and cuyamungue-institut.de)

*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 that touches the body.
 
*Young adults / teens welcome. 
*Susan does not collect payment; donations are accepted and will be put towards maintenance of the studio space.

Sunday, Nov. 13th, 10am-12:00
Mud Lotus Meditation Community

We'll sit for two 20 min. sessions with walking meditation in-between. This will be followed by dharma sharing (everyone has a chance to speak). 
We believe sitting practice should be accessable to everyone, all bodies, body types, and abilities. Folks can stay 5 min. or the whole time and move in whatever way best supports their practice. We welcome folks of all religions, races, sexualities and gender identities. Please let us know if there is something we can do to support your practice.
No cost, donations accepted.  

Monday, Nov. 14th, 6-7pm
Calm as F*ck - Muided Meditation with Live Music
Join Carisa Holmes and Joel Whittaker of Sanjati for a (totally legit) guided meditation with live music. 
Relax on your favorite yoga mat, blanket or bed of nails as you soak in the vibes from singing bowls, didgeridoos, flute, voice and drums. The soothing sounds of synthesizers blend with the acoustic instruments to create a sonic bath that will leave you feeling, well, calm as f*ck.
This class meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6 -7 PM at ILLIO. 
Class cost - $10

Friday, Nov 18th, 7-10pm.
Pin Drop: Artwork by Jesse Mervis & Forrest Roberts 

Pin Drop @ ILLIO is an exhibition featuring the artwork of Jesse Mervis & Forrest Roberts consisting of photography and sculpture involving such ideas as: awareness, contemplation, motion, memory & change. This show is a springboard for ideas and critique so please bring some. Donations are recommended (Help Keep the lights on @ ILLIO!) There will be Food & Music. B.Y.O.B

Special Events, October

Sunday, October 2, 8-11pm
The Fuse Factory Presents: Elka Bong / T & T / Ann B Klorox

The Fuse Factory is proud to present experimental electronics/violin duo Elka Bong (NY), alt-folk guitarist T & T (CMH), and experimental electronic musician Ann B Klorox (CLE). Doors 8pm, suggested donation $5-$10. All ages, BYOB.

About the performers: 
Elka Bong is Al Margolis and Walter Wright. Al Margolis (viola/violin/clarinet) was active in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music and is co-founder of experimental music label Pogus Productions, which he continues to run. Active under the name If, Bwana since 1984, his works swing between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. It has been said “that Al Margolis/If, Bwana is some sort of evil genius working with raw materials which are never adapted to a genre or a context, because they create one in that very moment. Those sources are radically altered up to an utterly unrecognizable state, anarchic manifestations moving in compact determination.” It’s all true… 
Walter Wright (small electronics/amplified drum kit) is an interdisciplinary artist; his practice includes computer programming, electro-acoustic music, and video performance. His focus is on “improvisation as a way of being present in the world.” Wright was one of the first video animators. At Computer Image Corp he animated letters, words, and titles for Children’s Television Workshop. He was a video animator for Ed Emshwiller’s Thermogenesis and Scapemates, aired by WNET’s Artists Television Workshop. Scapemates was the first computer graphics video nominated for an Emmy Award (1971). He showed his work at the first computer art conference at the Kitchen (NYC, 1973). In 1973-76, as artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center, he pioneered video performance touring public access centers, colleges, and galleries with the Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer. Wright has developed software and hardware for artists including the Video Shredder, a desktop video processor for the TARGA2K. Currently he works with Max/MSP, softVNS, and Processing. His programs and sketches are available on his blog – nohtv.wordpress.com Wright performs with several groups including LOS CONDENADOS, Egregoros, and ensemble inedit. He plays a Bugbrand Board Weevil, a Flower Electronics Little Blue Boy, contact mics by Crank Sturgeon, drums and percussion. He recently toured with an amplified drum kit and is experimenting Martin Freeman’s Horndog and Peter Blasser’s Shnth. Wright is a co-founder of 119 Gallery, the first digital art gallery on the World Wide Web, located in Lowell MA. 
T & T began as 4-track recording project in 2005. Though T & T occasionally expands to include other musicians, they perform and record mostly solo, with a soulful croon that relates stories both mournful and beautiful. The music has a timeless, folk-noir feel; one gets the sense that these songs are beings of their own accord, birthed by magic into the air. The guitarwork is deliberate but takes its time, weaving through the songs’ intimate narratives with confident ease. 
Ann B Klorox is a one woman band of Voice, Vowel, Nostril & Analog Synthesizer & other ready noisemakers. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1754518448149178/

Friday, October 7th, 8pm-11pm
Frequency Fridays: Battle Trace / Rough Housing / Doctah X

Our October 2016 Frequency Fridays show features experimental tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance (NYC), jazz improv trio Rough Housing (Jack Wright + Evan Lipson + Zach Darrup (PHIL)), and experimental electronic musician/producer Doctah X Room (OH). Date: Friday, October 7 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 2016-2017 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. 
About the performers: 
Tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance is proud to announce their sophomore album Blade of Love, which will be released digitally and on CD August 26 on New Amsterdam Records, with a vinyl edition released by NNA Tapes. The follow-up to their widely acclaimed debut Palace of Wind (2014), Blade of Love is an elemental composition that aims to fulfill the tenor saxophone’s expansive potential as an ensemble instrument. Working within the intimate intersection of the human body/breath and the saxophone, Blade of Love is a spiritual and enigmatic work with a deep emotional resonance. Since forming in 2012, the four saxophonists in Battle Trance (Travis Laplante, Patrick Breiner, Matt Nelson, Jeremy Viner) have spent hundreds of hours deepening their musical connection with each other, maturing as an ensemble through relentless touring everywhere from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, Montreal to Vancouver, and most places in between. The three movements of Blade of Love were composed by Battle Trance leader Travis Laplante and recorded by the group in a wooden room with soaring ceilings in the Vermont forest, after spending two years of rigorous rehearsals working to perfect the array of extended techniques, both virtuosic and primal, required to bring the challenging piece to life. Blade of Love’s central focus is on the physical and spiritual intersection of the saxophone and the human body. The saxophone is one of the few instruments that literally enters the body of the person playing it, and Blade of Love is a medium for this sacred meeting place, with each member of Battle Trance using the saxophone as a vessel for the human spirit. 
Roughhousing is Jack Wright, saxophones, Evan Lipson, double bass, and Zach Darrup, guitar and objects. Roughhousing is the right word for the free improv this group does. At first you might think this is pure dissonance, until you realize it’s all synchronized close listening to each other from years of playing together. The part of the country most responsive to this music is the Midwest and Southeast, where they are presently touring – Columbus is the last of fifteen gigs 
These three have all been residents of the Spring Garden Music House in Philadelphia, Zach presently. Jack and Evan have been playing for over ten years, most recently in Wrest, with percussionist Ben Bennett, originally from Columbus and now living in Philadelphia. Zach and Jack started playing in the June of 2014, an intense engagement since then, the most regular musical activity for both of them, releasing Meet and Greet. Here is a recording of Rough Housing performing at XFEST 2015 in Holyoke MA, a 2015 recording taken at Wave Farm in Hudson NY, and a more recent Jack and Zach recording taken in 2016. 
Doctah X’s aka Tony Harrington’s musical inspiration began in Lexington, KY in the 1950′s by watching and listening with great fascination to his blind Aunt and blind Uncle play Gospel on the guitar and piano. His other early musical influences included The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck. Like many others it was the European musicians that introduced him to and awakened in him an appreciation for his own American Blues. Currently, Doctah X resides in Columbus, Ohio where he maintains his same passionate pursuit of learning music as he did as a youth with the pawn shop guitar. He continues to play guitar, perform solo, and collaborate with local and international artists both on stage and in the studio. His solo work includes DJing and Live PA sets. His collaborative work includes touring the Midwest and East Coast with SkArob- a live dub partnership with the ever brilliant Bogdan Ghenea aka Rekloos that is signed with NYC based label Subatomic Sound. Presently, he is represented by Boom One Records and has enjoyed working with label mates Boom One Soundsystem, B. Davis, Dubsmith, Riverside Rockers, Jim the Boss, and Mechanik Project. In his studio he records and produces solo tracks as well as tracks for other local and international artists. Mr. Harrington also continues to provide innovative programming, as he has over the last fifteen years through the Columbus Metropolitan Library system, giving youth an opportunity to create sound, put poetry and spoken word to music, and learn more about their rich American music history.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1826216350941773/


Saturday, October 8th, 10am-12pm
Workshop: Live Improv with Jack Wright

About the workshop: We are pleased to offer a live improv workshop with renowned saxophone player Jack Wright. Described twenty years ago as an “undergrounder by design,” Wright has been a saxophone improviser traveling through the United States and Europe since the early 1980s in search of interesting partners and playing situations. He is well known for having brought improvised music into the heartland of America at a time when it was totally unknown. Now at age 72, his musical range continues to span the width of his geographic explorations, from fiery, breathless free jazz to quiet, breath-filled, and often animalistic sounds. His work has been documented extensively on underground labels since the early 1980s. (See links below.) “Jack is utterly one-of-a-kind,” says Tom Orange, New Ghosts co-founder and Jazz Director for WCSB 89.3 FM. “Much of his playing would outrage a traditional sax instructor, but no one shows how much beauty and intrigue can be found by playing the ‘wrong’ way. Listeners with open ears and minds are going to be in for a treat.” 
Required: An instrument of your choice, or your voice. 
Workshop fees: To reserve a seat in the workshop, please register here:http://thefusefactory.org/events/live_improv_with_jack_wright/. The workshop is being offered on a $10-$20 sliding scale. If you wish to pay at the door, please contact Fuse Factory executive director Alison Colman at alison@thefusefactory.org so she can reserve a spot for you.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1686159628369802/
Sat. and Sun., Oct. 8 & 9, 11am-5pm
Columbus Open Studio & Stage, Self Guided Tour


Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) is a two-day event that provides an opportunity for the Columbus creative community to open their studio and stage doors to the public, shining a light on the creative process and practice. Buy a map (this is your ticket) $10 Each / Two for $18 / Four for $35 (kids under 12 are free). Buy tickets and learn more at columbusopenstudioandstage.com

Pilgrim Kambitsch and April Sunami are on the tour! Come see their studios at ILLIO/Open Heart and visit all the other local artists across the city.

Sunday, October 9th, 10am-12pm
Mud Lotus: Honoring the Ancestors


"The great secret of death, and perhaps its deepest connection with us, is this: that, in taking from us a being we have loved and venerated death does not wound us without, at the same time, lifting us toward a more perfect understanding of this being and of ourselves." -Rainer Rilke.

Dear Friends, This October we will join with the many wisdom traditions that honor the ancestors in the fall, reflecting the death and rebirth in the seasons' cycle around us. We welcome you to bring a story, a song, or an object that reminds you of an ancestor of family, spirit, or land.

We will begin by sharing our remembrances. We'll sit for two 20 min. sessions with walking meditation in-between. Then we will do an "earth touching" ceremony based on the Plum Village tradition.

We believe sitting practice should be accessible to everyone, all bodies, body types, and abilities. Folks can stay 5 min. or the whole time and move in whatever way best supports their practice. We welcome folks of all religions, races, sexualities and gender identities. Please let us know if there is something we can do to support your practice.

https://www.facebook.com/events/614708138709122/
Friday, October 21st, 6:30-10pm (Art Opening)
"Art, Death, Meditation, & Everyday Life" New Work from L'Andrae' Bradley 
L'Andrae' Bradley will show new work on Friday 6:30-10pm and will lead a "Meditative Art Doodle (MAD)" workshop on the creative process on Sunday, 1:30-3:30 (see below).

L'Andrae's work emerges from the imagination and from his practice of mindfulness in the Shambhala tradition. This work colorfully explores the inevitability of death and the sacred quality of the ordinary. 
L'Andrae' says, "My work has always been about the evolution of doodling and applying the awareness of the action itself into a work of art. It’s a style that I’ve been doing and re-discovering for over 15 years. My most recent work I created with Prismacolor Markers and Micron Pens. This body of work, I have incorporated various colors, and patterns, of the ups & downs of life-along with my personal practice of daily meditation.
I personally feel the work I have now been creating has been more than just the concept of doodling, but also a personal form of meditation as well."

Prints, t-shirts, etc. of his work can also be found at: https://society6.com/goodearthtreasure
Event updates at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1338771549500736/

Saturday, October 22nd, 4-7pm
Workshop: Kevin Holland, Looper Pedals for Life Performance, Part 1

About the workshop:
In this two-part workshop, Kevin Holland teaches participants how to utilize looper pedals as serious live performance tools by deconstructing what goes into a successful looping session. Attendees learn a simple method that codifes the four main stages of live looping. Kevin discusses the pitfalls most likely encountered while crafting live loops, and reveals the secrets to sonic success learned from years of live improvised solo looping performances. 
Part one (10/22)
Kevin will go over the basics of the looper pedal, discuss the four main stages of live looping, and help attendees ensure a solid looping foundation to build upon in a live setting. 
Part two (11/12)
Kevin will build upon the foundation discussed in part one, and delve into more advanced tricks and techniques to create unique live sonic tapestries. 
Required
Your instrument, a looper pedal, and a small amplifier.
(NOTE: if you are interested in taking this workshop but do not have a looper of your own, we will have a very limited number of loopers available. If you would like to use our looper for the workshop, please contact Alison Colman, Fuse Factory executive director.) 
About the instructor
Kevin P. Holland (sineqube) is a classically trained musician, artist, software engineer, and educator. He has written 700+ pieces of music, shipped seven music applications written in Max/MSP, helped develop and ship six iOS apps, and co-created the NTH Music Synthesizer and Luminth Generative Music System at NTHSynth, LLC. Kevin has taught private music lessons for 20 years, and offers workshops on improvisation and live looping through jandkmusic.com. He has worked in various genres including classical, jazz, blues, punk, rock, ambient, electronic, and experimental, and has scored for film, television, web, and video games. Kevin’s current work focuses on improvised live looping using electric guitar. 
http://thefusefactory.org/events/looper_pedal_workshop_part_one/

Sunday, October 23rd, 1:30-3:30pm
"Meditative Art Doodle (MAD)" with 
L'Andrae' Bradley
This mini-class hosted by Mud Lotus Sangha will incorporate creative exploration and mindfulness. Lead by L'Andrae' Bradley, we will practice silent meditation and a period of Meditative Art Doodle where participants can create and explore visual expression in a non-judgmental setting. The intention is to facilitate a positive experience for everyone as they reconnect with themselves through art.  
Supplies will be provided at $10 per person. Donations will be accepted for the facilitator and space. 
L'Andrae's own work from his show "Art, Death, Meditation, & Everyday Life" will be on view. Join for the opening Friday before this workshop, October 21st, 6:30-10:00 (see above). 
 https://www.facebook.com/events/1757269251204488/

Saturday, October 29th, 3-5pm
An Afternoon of Meditation and Art, W/ Tahsin Ali & Dawn Thompson

Enjoy a rejuvenating and illuminating guided meditation followed by an opportunity to create your own henna inspired drawing. Once you've relaxed from the opening meditation, you'll receive supplies and guidance to create your drawing, then we will end with a closing guided meditation. For only $25! 
Clear your mind and have fun! 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meditation-and-art-tickets-28148148871

November 5th, 10am-12pm
Workshop: Ableton Live for Absolute Beginners

About the workshop
While much has changed since the birth of electronic music, the spirit of the music that connects composers of today with those of the late 60s and early 70s remains. Tools such as Ableton Live allow contemporary electronic music composers to channel this spirit while exploring the possibilities new technologies have to offer. This workshop is being taught primarily from an artistic perspective, rather than that of a technician. In other words, the philosophy behind this workshop is about making the most of what you know as an artist and musician who uses technology, rather than acquiring technical knowledge for its own sake. 
Workshop topics include:
basic MIDI functions
Ableton Intro’s library of sounds
editing audio clips
effects and equalization within Ableton
exporting tips for master-ready mixes
using Ableton in live performance 
No previous experience in Ableton Live is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop with a trial or purchased copy of Ableton installed.
About the instructor
John Daniel (b.1989 in Hemet, CA) is an American musician currently living in Chicago, Illinois. His current project, Forest Management, began in 2011 in Daniel’s hometown of Westlake, Ohio. His newest release, ‘Shifting’, will be out on October 7th on White Reeves Productions
http://thefusefactory.org/events/workshop_ableton_live_for_absolute_beginners/
Sunday, November 6th, 7:30-9:30pm
Trance Studies: Walking with Ancestors

On Sunday November 6th we will honor the ancestors with a ritual and trance for visiting the dead and exchanging messages. We all have ancestors of our flesh and of our spirit. We have beloved dead, relatives, friends, and pets. In this ritual we acknowledge them and share our bounty with them, sending them blessings and including them in our circle. Then we will do a trance based on the posture of ancient Egyptian figure Kouros to contact them and exchange messages. 
(Image of Pharaoh Menkaura, Egyptian Old Kingdom, 2490-2472 BCE, by Susan Josephson) 
Come and experiment with us in this trance. Let us vision together. May we experience ourselves resting in own power.

For more than twenty years, Susan G. Josephson has lead workshops which take participants through an ecstatic trance experience. Based on the work of her mother, the anthropologist and spiritual teacher, Felicitas D. Goodman, Susan has developed a syncretic technique for visionary experience. 
(Learn more about Felicitas’s legacy in the US and Germany at cuyamungueinstitute.com and cuyamungue-institut.de)

*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 that touches the body.
*Young adults / teens welcome.
*Susan does not collect payment; donations are accepted and will be put towards maintenance of the studio space.
https://www.facebook.com/events/346036625731379/ 


September Special Events

Saturday, September 17th, 7-9pm
These Hands: Photography by Elizabeth Nihiser

These hands grow food. These hands hold babies. These hands are kind. These hands pick daisies. They make things. And sometimes, they break things. They always tell stories.

Hocking Hills portrait photographer Elizabeth Nihiser has been collecting images of hands for several years. "In between the big, flashy moments of life, there are quiet, intimate moments," she said.

"After the first kiss at a wedding and before the couple is officially announced as married, there is a pause as they touch. A back is caressed, a tear is wiped, a boutonniere straightened, hair is swept off the forehead. These mundane motions are done with hands and they are generally not even noticed. But, to me, these moments are telling and suggestive. They are beautiful," Nihiser added.

Nihiser has other reasons for collecting photographs of hands, instead of traditional face portraits. "My family's history goes way back in Southeastern Ohio," she said. "I feel a connection to Appalachia and its people. As a people photographer, I wanted to find a way to document our culture without bringing stereotypes into the images," she said.

The imagery shows elements of the natural world — a clump of moss in "Grandpa Phil" and occupations — an ice cream server in "Cone." She takes photos of the very young in "Three Days Fresh" and the very old in "Twelve Children."

An opening reception with refreshments is planned for Saturday, September 17th from 7-9 p.m at It Looks Like It's Open. All work on display will be for sale. For more information on the exhibition, please contact Elizabeth Nihiser atenihiser@gmail.com or 740.270.9246.

Updates: www.facebook.com/events/559060187612564/

See More about Elizabeth' work at elizabethnihiser.com


Friday, September 23rd, 7:30-10pm
Song for the Owl presents all-local experimental show

More info to come! Check www.facebook.com/songfortheowl/ for updates. 


Saturday Sept. 24th, and Sunday Sept. 25th, 9am-5pm. 
Caryn Diel Workshop: Chi Nei Tsang and Pelvic Health

Chi Nei Tsang and Pelvic Health merges Western and Eastern wisdom to address Pelvic Pain (in women and men) including Infertility, painful intercourse, interstitial cystitis, urinary urgency, incontinence & burning

Learn ways to approach the physical and emotional symptoms which plague so many. Take charge of your well being and learn to assist your clients to find relief and wholeness. We will be applying basic Chi Nei Tsang techniques and theories.

This course is designed for individuals as well as practitioners. No experience is necessary.

NCBTMB certified for 14 hours of continuing education. Taught by Caryn Boyd Diel, founder of White Cloud Institute and Universal Healing Tao Instructor.

To Register--Phone: 505-986-0986 or Email: whitecloudnm@aol.com

Learn more about the White Cloud Institute and Caryn Diel's work here: www.whitecloudinstitute.com


Saturday, September 24th, 7:30-10pm
Jacob Wick/The Ghost/Sineqube presented by The Fuse Factory

More info to come! Updates at www.facebook.com/thefusefactory/

Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 9, 11am-5pm
Columbus Open Studio & Stage, Self Guided Tour

Columbus Open Studio & Stage (COSS) is a two-day event that provides an opportunity for the Columbus creative community to open their studio and stage doors to the public, shining a light on the creative process and practice. Buy a map (this is your ticket) $10 Each / Two for $18 / Four for $35  (kids under 12 are free). Buy tickets and learn more at columbusopenstudioandstage.com 

Pilgrim Kambitsch and April Sunami are on the tour! Come see their studios at ILLIO/Open Heart and visit all the other local artists across the city. 

August 2016

News: Studio-mate Zach Reau, has been doing amazing things for the community including excess and education for PrEP and PEP (which reduce the chances of HIV transmission) and coordinating Queer Behavior, including Queer Yoga every Tuesday at ILLIO. This month, Columbus Alive has recognized him as a "person to watch" for 2016. Read more about Zach and what he does here.

Events Upcoming at ILLIO:

Wednesday, August 10th, 8pm
Tim Kaiser (MN) + Doctah X (CMH) + Chalet Endure (CMH) + Meltin' John (CMH)

The Fuse Factory is proud to present experimental electronic musician/electronic contraption and instrument maker Tim Kaiser (MN), along with local electronic musicians Doctah X, Chalet Endure, and Meltin' John. Doors 8pm, suggested donation $5-$10. All ages, BYOB.
To learn more about Tim, please visit his website: http://tim-kaiser.org/ 

Friday, August 12th, 8pm
Health & Beauty (CHI) with Ryan Jewell (CMH)

Song for the Owl Concerts is proud to present Chicago-based, three-piece project Health & Beauty, along with Columbus experimental percussionist Ryan Jewell. $5 suggested donation at door. Doors open at 8:30, music at 9:00. All ages, BYOB. To learn more about the event, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1140664962673305/ 


Saturday, August 13th, 8pm
Tashi Dorji (NC) + Pete Fosco (KY) + Mike Shiflet (CMH)

The Fuse Factory, Song for the Owl Concerts, and Cabin Floor Esoterica are proud to present Asheville, NC-based guitarist Tashi Dorji, along with experimental guitarists Pete Fosco (KY) and Mike Shiflet (CMH). $10 donation. Doors open 8:30, show starts at 9pm sharp. All ages, BYOB. To learn more about the event, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/559972617541363/
To learn more about Tashi Dorji, please visit: https://tashidorji.com/

Friday, August 19th6:00-9pm 
OPENING: Samādhi, a Heart of Vibrant Silence - an installation by Nathaniel Ober

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“Samādhi, a Heart of Vibrant Silence” is a musical performance without performer, part installation and part meditation. The installation displays a series of autonomous musical instruments composed of ancient and modern technologies forged together to create an environment of sound and vibration. Samādhi can be described as a state of intense concentration achieved through meditation. It is a spiritual state of awareness that can lead to control over the distractions that inhibit our connection to the universe.

Nathaniel Ober is a new media artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over 40 group and solo shows. In 2009 he moved to New Delhi, India to become program director of Visual Communication and Interactive Media Design at Raffles Millennium International, later transferring to the Raffles Design Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He holds an MFA from the Digital Arts and New Media program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Nathaniel Ober will be hosted at ILLIO through the collaboration of Mud Lotus Sangha, the Fuse Factory Digital Arts, and the Ryan Agnew. 

Saturday, August 20th, 10am-8pm
ON VIEW: Samādhi, a Heart of Vibrant Silence - an installation by Nathaniel Ober

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Sunday, August 28th, 10am-12pm
Mud Lotus Sangha: Deep Presence

At this month's Sunday gathering, Sara Provenzale will share thoughts on cultivating "Deep Presence." We will sit in meditation for two 20-minute sessions with walking meditation in between, and will have a period of discussion (in the Dharma-sharing style).

We believe sitting practice should be accessible to everyone, all bodies, body types, and abilities. Folks may stay 5 minutes or the whole time. Participants can feel free to move in whatever way best supports their practice.

Mud Lotus was formed to promote stillness, engagement, and belonging for ourselves and all beings. Co-facilitated by Sara Provenzale and Seth Josephson. Please join us.

Updates: www.facebook.com/mudlotussangha/


Saturday, September 3rd, 4-7pm
Music Improv / Happy Hour

Crack open a beer and join us in a relaxed, supportive environment as we explore the components of great improvisation through a series of fun, performance-based games. 

We break into small groups of two or three, jamming on one concept at a time, then have short discussions about each session. 
 
Bring an instrument, a small amp if required, and be ready to play, play, play! 

 Pay what you want! •   Event on Facebook 


Sunday, September 11th, 10am-12pm
Mud Lotus Sangha: Acting Without Enemies 

On September 11th, Mud Lotus will host a special gathering to reflect on engaged spiritual action. Sara and Seth will lead a meditation and a conversation on how we can cultivate peace in ourselves so that we can relate to violence and hate in the world without succumbing to it ourselves. While there are many whose actions do harm, we need not think of them as our enemies. Rather, we can cultivate an awareness of the larger systems which create these people and within which we are also embedded.

Mud Lotus was formed to promote stillness, engagement, and belonging for ourselves and all beings. Co-facilitated by Sara Provenzale and Seth Josephson.
Please join us.

Saturday, September 17th
Photography Exhibition: Elizabeth Nihiser

More information to come! elizabethnihiser.com

Saturday Sept. 24th, and Sunday Sept. 25th, 9am-5pm
Caryn Diel Workshop: Chi Nei Tsang and Pelvic Health

Chi Nei Tsang and Pelvic Health merges Western and Eastern wisdom to address Pelvic Pain (in women and men) including Infertility, painful intercourse, interstitial cystitis, urinary urgency, incontinence & burning

Learn ways to approach the physical and emotional symptoms which plague so many. Take charge of your well being and learn to assist your clients to find relief and wholeness. We will be applying basic Chi Nei Tsang techniques and theories.

This course is designed for individuals as well as practitioners. No experience is necessary.

NCBTMB certified for 14 hours of continuing education. Taught by Caryn Boyd Diel, founder of White Cloud Institute and Universal Healing Tao Instructor.

To Register--Phone: 505-986-0986 or Email: whitecloudnm@aol.com

Learn more about the White Cloud Institute and Caryn Diel's work here:www.whitecloudinstitute.com

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:

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                            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

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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.