MASS Gallery, in conjunction with OUTsider Film & Arts Festival, is pleased to present Close Encounters: Fantasizing Queer History, a panel and artist talk featuring artists from two exhibitions, both presented simultaneously in Austin, that center on concepts of queer(ing) history. Artists from "Friendship and Freedom" (MASS Gallery) and The Gay Wax Museum! (OUTsider Festival) will be in conversation about artwork that recreates and reimagines queer history, highlighting the camp and nostalgia of our imagined pasts. The panel will be moderated by Erin Gentry, co-curator of "Friendship and Freedom" and will feature Ben Aqua, Edie Fake, Paige Gratland, and Silky Shoemaker. Close Encounters: Fantasizing Queer History will take place at 2PM on Saturday, February 21 at MASS Gallery, 507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702.