Local photographer Peter Tsai makes his publishing debut with a photo book about Austin, appropriately titled “Austin, Texas: A Photographic Portrait.” The 128 pages within cover every aspect of Austin’s historical significance, cultural quirkiness and natural beauty, balancing the usual suspects with less expected perspectives only a local like Tsai would know about.
Pick one up to use as a reference point for things to see & do over the rest of the weekend. It is available right now at Barnes & Nobles, Book People, and Amazon.com.
Photo Credit – Peter Tsai (austinphotobook.com)
Never a place to shy away from great tunes, the “live music capital of the world” welcomes a quirky project called “Play Me I’m Yours” to town for the entire month of April. Sponsored by Art Alliance Austin, created by articst Luke Jerram and curated by Austin artist Johnny Walker, the experience places pianos in public places throughout town and invites passersby to sit down and play a tune. Even if you’ve never touched a piano in your life, there’s no pressure to knock out a master performance; it’s all in fun, and if you stick around long enough to see who else gives it a try, you never know who might take a seat at the piano and fill the streets with a concerto of epic proportions.
April 1 – May 1
For a list of locations, go to http://www.playmeaustin.com
Ukemi – Trap Door (live @ Play Me I\'m Yours / Art Alliance Exhibit)
Here are photos we took through Instagram of the pianos we came across.
@ Pfluger Bridge Garden
Filed under Art, Outdoors
Photo Credit: www.austinphobook.com
The capital of the Lone Star State offers a variety of breathtaking views of the vibrant Texas Hill Country, and Austin Photo Book provides a guide to some of the finest. Included in its recommendations are the Austin 360 Cliff at the foot of the Pennybacker Bridge, Lou Neff Point, Mount Bonnell Park, Doug Samh Hill, The Oasis, the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge and the Great Lawn. Connect to the book with Gowalla and take it with you as you go.