ARTS & CULTURE
Society805’s Art & Culture section keeps your finger on the pulse on the arts and the cultural moves inside the 805. We get around the noise and beneath the hype to give you the real issues inside the 805 arts scene and the people in them. We bring you the key events shaping the 805 cultural landscape so you do not miss out on what is important and the direction of the 805 culture in art, theater, music, and film. Remember, you can’t live in style without art and culture.
Tiger Huang, a long-time artist of considerable standing in the Ventura arts community presented a very special and significant installation piece at the Museum of Ventura County in conjunction with its “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” this last weekend [18-19 June]. It was a beautiful installation, including a well-done, mesmerizing sound-scape.
Trouble is, and this is just the beginning of the trouble, Tiger’s name and the piece itself are not mentioned anywhere in the Museum’s website or write-up of the exhibition. This is not to mention that though it was a major piece, and certainly time-consuming to produce and install, it was only up for 48 hours. The piece is one of the most significant installation pieces any artist has ever done in Ventura, yet, by the time Thursday rolls around, as far as the Museum goes, it might as well not have existed at all.