Thursday, October 16, 2008

Auction, Opening and Maker Faire

If you happen to be in Austin this Friday through Sunday there are plenty of things to do. Or if you happen to be looking for a reason to come to Austin there is no shortage this weekend. Not to mention, I'll be attending all these events.

First up is Jeff Wilson's exhibition,Cryptozoology at St. Edwards Fine Arts Gallery.
The opening reception is this Friday October 17, from 6–8 p.m.

Cryptozoology is the study of evidence that suggests the existence of creatures that have never before been recorded. Jeff Wilson’s images subtly insinuate the existence of the mythological, mysterious and unexplained in everyday life — and chart our attempts to reconcile them.

Next is the Texas Photographic Society's 14th Annual Collectors' Print Auction which is being held at Davis Gallery on West 12th Street also happening Friday night. The auction party is from 6:30-8:00 with the live action happening at 7:30. Keith Carter, Matt Lankes, Kenny Braun, Kate Breakey, Scott Campbell, O. Rufus Lovett and Sean Perry among others will have work on display and more importantly for sale at very affordable prices.

If photography just isn't your thing well Maker Faire is hitting Austin Saturday and Sunday October 18 and 19th at the Travis County Expo Center.

• Robots • Rockets • Bicycles • Alternative Energy Devices • Electronics • Crafts
• Circuit Boards • Sustainable Food • Musical Instruments • Wood Working
• Knitting • Eco Modding Cars • Kites • Special Effects • Sewing • and more...

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. So much to see, you will need 2 days to see it all!