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Dissipative Vortex, 2011 Aluminum 4'x1'x2' © BiJian Fan
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Splashing Sound, 2011 Mixed 12'x8'x10' © BiJian Fan
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Sea of Knowledge, 2011 Paper 8'x4'x1/2' © BiJian Fan
Splash!
Curated by: Ariane Karakalos

100 East Main Street
Ventura, 93001
July 2nd, 2011 - September 18th, 2011
Opening: July 1st, 2011 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.venturamuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
curator@venturamuseum.org
PHONE:  
805-653-0323
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues - Sun 11-5; Closed most Mondays
TAGS:  
Metal sculpture, photography, mixed-media, installation, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Take the plunge into summer with Splash!, an exhibition highlighting ocean-inspired art and Ventura’s beach resort past, running July 2 through September 18 at the Museum of Ventura County. Artwork by more than 30 regional artists can be seen throughout the museum’s galleries, plaza, and courtyard, including large-scale sculptural installations and artistic surfboards. The historical component of the exhibit contrasts early 20th century beach wear with today’s trends, explores 1960s surf culture, and offers a look back at Ventura’s former Bath House, unique “Tent City” and Pierpont Bay resort.

The opening reception is on Friday, July 1, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., and includes music by The Soul Surfers and entry to all galleries. Admission is $5 for the general public; museum members are free. For reservations call 805-653-0323 x 7.

The exhibit’s sculpture and sculptural installations are by Jessica Bodner; BiJian Fan; Matt Furmanski; Gerri Johnson-McMillin; R. Nelson Parrish; Chris Provenzano; Blakeney Sanford; and Kenji Webb. Photography, painting, mixed media, glass, and fiber art includes work by Erik Abel; Benjamin Anderson; Briana Bainbridge; Chris Charney; Isabel Downs; Dan Harding; Anna Karakalou; Jim Knowlton; Ryan Loughridge; Jim Martin; David Pu’u; Roxie Ray; Joni Sternbach; and Sylvia Torres. Surfboard artists include Malcolm & Jacob Campbell with Studio 609; Gene Cooper & Jeff Pupo; Ozzie Osborn & Jim Allen; Chuck Trunks & Surfboard Skinz; Steve Walden; and Robert Weiner & Five Star Fiberglass.