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 or 740.270.9246.


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

More info to come! Check 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:

Learn more about the White Cloud Institute and Caryn Diel's work here:

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

More info to come! Updates at

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 

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. 

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