NOVEMBER 2014

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

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News: You're invited to the 2014 Art of Recovery benefiting Southeast Inc.'s Fresh A.I.R. Gallery on Friday November 7 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown5:30 - 10 pm. Live and silent auctions will feature original art from over 100 artists, including a painting by ILLIO studiomate Ryan Agnew entitled Pine Cones. Through art, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery educates the community and works to break down stigma of mental illness and substance abuse disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision. Contact the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery at 614.225.0980 or pullinsm@southeastinc.com to purchase tickets and/or sponsorship opportunities.

Looking for new studiomates. ILLIO would be more financially sustainable if we had one more studiomate join our community. Stop by for one of these events and talk to the host about joining. 

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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. Sacred Shimmy updates here.


Weekdays, 6:30am - 7:30am
Living Well - MOVE

MondaysStrength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
Tuesdays Cardio Intervals & Agility Drills – Energy system development through cardiovascular and agility drills using small hurdles, cone drills, interval training, and sprints.
WednesdaysCore & Control – Unique combination and isometric movements to enhance core strength, range of motion and flexibility, and balance.
ThursdaysStrength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
FridaysWild Card/Trainer’s Choice!

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.

8 Sessions - $80 ($10/session)
16 Sessions - $128 ($8/session)
24 Sessions - $168 ($7/session)

Or drop-in for $12/session

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Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634


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

A small group will be bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through September with a 25-minute seated meditation and a short check in. All are welcome, including those new to sitting meditation. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com, or visit http://wakeupcolumbus.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/groups/539473676105662/


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.


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ILLIO special events for November:


Friday, November 7th, 8-11:pm 
Frequency Friday: Ben Miller + Larry Marotta Ensemble + Cher Von + Ray Li

The Fuse Factory November 2014 Frequency Fridays show features multiphonic prepared guitarist Ben Miller (MI), experimental electric guitarist Larry Marotta (CMH), experimental vocalist Cher Von (CHI) and wearable technologist/musician Ray Li (CMH). Date: Friday, November 7, 2014. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2014-2015 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About our performers:

Cultivating his technique since the early 80′s, Ben Miller/degeneration creates a sonic tapestry that defies standard guitar playing. Using a self-modified Gibson Kalamazoo, Miller produces a dense multiphonic soundscape by outputting several pickups separately through various FX chains. With the addition of Casio SK1 8-bit sampling, transistor radio, analog synth and tapes, it is difficult to discern where any one sound originates or where it is heading – and it is of this subliminal nature that Miller adheres to.

Larry Marotta is a guitarist and composer based in Columbus, Ohio. He is best known for his performances of free improvised music that combine his wide range of musical interests, odd sense of humor, and passion for sound as sound. In the past few years, he has performed in Chicago, New York City, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Miami Beach.

Cher Von, aka Chervon Koeune, is an experimental vocalist, performer, and composer residing in Louisville, KY. Cher Von is known for her unique vocal-style, which blends a playful use of wordless vocalising with a sometimes throaty, sometimes graceful delivery of ethereal melodies. Working primarily with a vocal processor, a large Bass Drum, and miscellaneous found sound objects, her exploration has shifted to minimalist music concepts.

Ray Li is the inventor of SoundSpace, an instrument which combines elements of electronics, technology, and music to make sound. With no chords or notes to memorize, the musician has ultimate control. SoundSpace is a glove-based device which allows the player to “hold” and play music with his or her bare hands by making different movements and gestures.

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Saturday, November 8th, 1-3:pm
Workshop: Make an electric canjo (can banjo) + other musical instruments

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make an electric canjo out of a tin can, sanded wood fingerboard, eye screws, acoustic guitar strings, and a piezo pickup soldered to short cord with a 1/4″ jack. If you wish to make another instrument instead, other options include: electric bobby pin thumb piano, PVC snake charmer, and copper wind chimes. The workshop will begin with a short discussion about sound vibration and rhythm to help participants experiment with sound on their instruments and create rhythm patterns.

Workshop fees:

Electric canjo: $45 ($25 for instruction, $20 for materials)
Electric bobby pin thumb piano: $45 ($25 for instruction, $20 for materials)
Copper wind chimes: $35 ($25 for instruction, $10 for materials)
PVC snake charmer: $30 ($25 for instruction, $5 for materials)

To register for the workshop, please visit: http://thefusefactory.org/events/workshop-electric-canjo/

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Saturday, November 8th, 7:pm
Poems & Songs 

READERS: Jessica D. Lewis; Mallory Whitten; Erin Elizabeth Wehrenberg; Tess Pugsley; Christine Louis

Jessica Lewis is a Face-to-Face Advocate and Community Outreach Volunteer at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and a member of New Voices Cleveland, a grassroots Human Rights and Reproductive Justice organization led by and focused on women of color. Jessica is an activist for issues around consent, gender roles and performance, sexuality, and queer and racial identities. Jessica and Keishla Valez launched Hollaback Cleveland, a branch of the New York City initiative founded by Emily May in 2010. Hollaback is run by local activists in 71 cities, 24 countries, operating in 12 different languages. Visit Cleveland.ihollaback.org to learn more about Jessica and the Cleveland Hollaback team.

Mallory Whitten lives in Ohio. In September of this 2014, she had her first book published with Monster House Press entitled Collected Poems & Stories.

Erin Elizabeth Wehrenberg exists with an undeniable calling to healing, self-love, and social justice. She weaves these themes through her writing as a way to challenge dominant norms that cut off loving, sustainable ways of being. Her work focuses on breathing life into past wounds and connecting to deep places of love and community while moving lighter. Erin spends her time with this Earth as an educator, women's health specialist, life coach, and artist. Her first book of poetry,Notes on Healing and Clarity, was released in October of 2013 and is available on Amazon.

Tess Pugsley lives in Columbus, Ohio. She she writes about being a feminist who is trying to be in a more loving relationship with life when she is not drawing plants and spending time outside.

Christine Louis is a Cleveland-based singer-songwriter whose style can be described as “acoustic indie-pop.” She sings about such topics as sexual adventures ruined by curry, heartbreak, insecurity, politics made personal, and catchy, bouncy takedowns of her enemies.

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Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-9:30pm
Workshop: HTML 5 Fundamentals

Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel; Workshop fee: $35

This class, which is the first in the series, introduces students to the basic elements of HyperText Markup Language 5 (HTML 5) as the basic code underlying website functionality. We will cover topics such as: basic layout with HTML, basic elements, linking web pages, and inserting images. We will also cover general document features such as headers, paragraphs, lists, and more. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop)

About our Basic Web Design Series:

The World Wide Web is now 20 years old (!) and has evolved into a powerful, complex model of electronic communication. Our hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop series explores the fundamentals of user-focused web design by introducing participants to its technical as well as its conceptual aspects. This workshop series has been crafted for those with little to no prior experience with web design or coding, rather than seasoned or professional web designers. Please note: all of the series workshops are BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

All of the workshops in this series include: A fun and inclusive learning environment; A nice, arts-focused venue

register here: http://thefusefactory.org/events/html_5_fundamentals/

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Sunday, November 16th, 1-3:pm
Wake Up Sangha - Meditation and Dharma Sharing

Sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and Dharma sharing (discussion). Bring loose cloths for sitting on a cushion the floor (chairs also available). No meditation experience required. (ages 18-35)

Wake Up Sangha is an international community of mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35 (and their allies), inspired by the teachings of Zen poet and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh. We are Buddhists and non-Buddhists coming together to cultivate awareness, compassion, and care for one another.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 6:30-9:30pm
Workshop: Web Site Design with CSS 3

Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel; Workshop fee: $35

Our second class in the series covers the basics of CSS 3, a powerful language used to create layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be nearly as pretty! Best of all, CSS is easy to learn and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just Notepad and a web browser. This workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience for beginners with some previous HTML experience (like our HTML 5 Fundamentals workshop). In addition to discussing what CSS is and how it works, we will cover topics such as font and color changes, and the box model. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

About our Basic Web Design Series:

The World Wide Web is now 20 years old (!) and has evolved into a powerful, complex model of electronic communication. Our hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop series explores the fundamentals of user-focused web design by introducing participants to its technical as well as its conceptual aspects. This workshop series has been crafted for those with little to no prior experience with web design or coding, rather than seasoned or professional web designers. Please note: all of the series workshops are BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

All of the workshops in this series include: A fun and inclusive learning environment; A nice, arts-focused venue. 


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Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 6-8:pm
Ecstatic Dance!

Bring on the ecstasy! Ecstatic dance is a free-form style somewhere between dance and meditation. We will explore "natural" movement, following our individual impulses as they arise in the safety of an accepting collective. People of all movement abilities and experience are welcome as you will use the guidance of the instructor to shape your experience as much or as little as you want.

This is a "family friendly" event and open to people of all ages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, races, ethnicities, abilities, etc. etc. All beings welcome!

This is a donation-based event. Proceeds will cover the cost of the space and compensate the instructor.

This month's event will be lead by Kelly Klein and her instruction will be inspired by yoga, the improvisational form Gaga, and principles of contact improvisation.

Here is a brief run down of what you can expect:

-a short opening circle in which we will center ourselves, practice some breathing techniques, and fully arrive in the space
-about an hour of free-form movement with suggestions by an instructor. These might include bringing attention to the breath, the heart beat, a sensation, an image, or a certain part of the body, or inviting a particular movement dynamic into the body. While partner dancing and touch is allowed, it is not required. Dancers are free to step to the side to stretch or sit in stillness.
-a closing circle in which we are invited to share our experiences, thoughts, and feelings, bringing the dance to a close.

This is a new event and we are hoping to continue it monthly if not more often. We are open to suggestions from the community about how you would like these events to proceed, and will have different instructors cycling through. Please get in touch if you are interested in leading or have suggestions for music, format, venues. etc.

While ecstatic dance easily becomes a spiritual experience, this is a secular, non-denominational and non-sectarian event. We hope to create space for people of all religious faiths and spiritual beliefs. Feel free to bring objects of significance to the space and use them as you wish on your own, and please do not impose on the experiences of others.


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Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 7:30pm
"Fed Up" Free Screening

"Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see." www.fedupmovie.com

Hosted by Living Well Columbus: www.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com


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