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



New studio-mate! 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 Ohio State University. Her subjects mainly revolve around portraits of women and the female form. April thrives from the energy and input from creative communities and is involved with  several local arts groups including Creative Arts of Women (CAW), Mother Artists at Work (MAW), Creative Women of Color (CWoC), Harmony on the Southside, and the Eastside Arts Initiative.
April is also thrilled to be join the artists and creatives with Open Heart Creatures and ILLIO and looks forward to making great art and new friends. Check out her work at www.aprilsunami.com

The Cultural Arts Center will be featuring new drawings on shale by ILLIO studiomate Ryan Agnew, in the show "Creating Legacies." Reception, Jan. 9, 6-8pm, and Art Talk panel with Ryan on Thurs Jan. 22, 12-1pm More info here: http://culturalartscenteronline.org/creating_legacies_jan_5_31

Studio-mate Pilgrim Heidi of Open Heart Creatures and our new mate April Sunami have work in the show "Woman As ____" at the Tacocat Cooperative, 937 Burrell Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212,  which is on display until January 18th. More info here: www.facebook.com/events/273189536225176/   or here: http://tacocatcooperative.com

Studio-mate Erin Johnson is in the press: "I will have an article as part of Health & Wellness week on Columbus Underground.  As part of Health & Wellness Week last year, I shared Resolutions & Recipes For A Healthier 2014, and two years ago, I shared New Year, New Food.  Stay tuned for more recipe and food preparation ideas!" And, she will be at Lucky's community health fair on Saturday, January 17th from 2-4pm.  There will be health and wellness practitioners from around town, vendors sharing food and products, and tastings from the produce and deli departments. "I hope you’ll meet me at the Living Well table, learn more about how I can help you with your health and wellness goals, pick up a few recipe ideas, and grab a discount card for small group training!" 

Looking for more new studio-mates! ILLIO and Open Heart Art welcome more studio-mates to join our community! Check out this listing for the Open Heart side <http://columbus.craigslist.org/ats/4804804322.html> or give Heidi a call at 614-707-2349

Rentals: If you're looking to rent space for work or events contact Heidi at 614-707-2349, or email Seth at seth.josephson@gmail.com. On the ILLIO side, we ask for $15(weekdays) or $20 (weekends) per hour. We also negotiate trades in goods or services. 


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

Mondays – Strength & 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.
Wednesdays – Core & Control – Unique combination and isometric movements to enhance core strength, range of motion and flexibility, and balance.
Thursdays – Strength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
Fridays – Wild 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


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

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

Friends bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, and a short “Dharma sharing” style check in. An occasional zen poem is read. Be ready for sitting on the floor (chairs also available). Those new to the practice are welcome. 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.


ILLIO special events for January:

Saturday, January 10th, 3-6pm
HTML 5 Fundamentals

Fuse Factory workshop (Basic Web Design Series)
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).
To learn more about our web design series and reserve a spot in the workshop, please preregister at: http://thefusefactory.org/events/html_5_fundamental


Sunday, January 11th, 1-3:00pm
Wake Up Sangha - Meditation and Dharma Sharing

Our Wake Up Sangha (community) meetings involve sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and sharing from the heart. This month we’ll remember the year gone, and set intentions for the New Year, with a simple candle lighting ceremony led by Clair W.

We usually sit on the floor, but chairs also available. No meditation experience required.  

*Note: While we’ve limited our previous Sangha meeting to the younger demographic, meetings in the new year are open to all ages (kids too, as long as they're old enough to sit reasonably still). Young adults have particular needs and sometimes have difficulty finding peer community in mindfulness practice. Still, inclusiveness is paramount, so we've decided to invite everyone while keeping the group young-adult led (18-35). 


Sunday, January 11th, 3-6pm
Basic Web Site Design with CSS3

Fuse Factory workshop (Basic Web Design Series) 
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).

To learn more about our web design series and reserve a spot in the workshop, please preregister at: http://thefusefactory.org/events/workshop_css_3/


Monday, January 19th, 1:00-3:00pm
Wake Up - Day of Service - MLK Day 

This month, Wake Up Sangha will take advantage of the holiday to do a simple service activity. We’ll be making blankets with kits from My Very Own Blanket, an organization “Dedicated to helping children in foster care feel valued and comforted.” We’ll share some food and some mindfulness energy working with our hands to give an object of warmth to another, and warming ourselves in the process. Feel free to bring a snack and $15 for a blanket kit, or just come and lend a hand! (all ages, including kids) 


Wednesday, January 28th, 7:00pm
"Becoming Amphibious" Daron Larson 

"Becoming Amphibious: At Home in the Illusion of Permanence and the Reality of Impermanence" Humans are wired for stories. The narrative is our default mode. There is nothing wrong with living your life as the main character in a story, but there is something liberating about being able to feel at home in the direct experience of your life regardless of the circumstances. Discover how robust attentional fitness can empower us to see through the illusion of an unchanging self and to feel more at home in our lives both with and without it. $15

Daron Larson is a mindfulness teacher, information maven, and freelance contemplative. He is a student of meditation teacher, Shinzen Young, and leads classes and workshops or a regular basis in Columbus. Learn more about Daron here: http://www.athomeinyourlife.com

This event is sponsored by Idea Wave Columbus. Follow link for more details, registration information. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/becoming-amphibious-at-home-in-the-illusion-of-permanence-and-the-reality-of-impermanence-tickets-13768693533