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May 6, 2009


SANTA ANA, Calif. - Paintings by Newport Beach-based artist Tatiyana Kraevskaya will be on display in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Community Focus Program from May 4 through June 1.

Commenting on her work, Kraevskaya said "Art is a spiritual language I use to communicate with people, no matter what language they speak."

'Blue Waltz', Painting by Tatiyana Kraevskaya

'Blue Waltz', Tatiyana Kraevskaya

Kraevskaya was born and raised in Moldova, Russia where she attended art school and continued her education in Moscow. Throughout her career she has taught at a high school, worked as a costume and set designer for movies and theaters and given private art lessons. In 1994 she immigrated to the U.S and became a citizen in 1999. Kraevskaya's paintings have been featured in exhibitions throughout Moldova, the United States and Canada. She has also been the recipient of various honors and awards.

Kraevskaya's paintings will be displayed in the departure (upper) level near the security screening areas and on the arrival (lower) level near baggage carousels 1 and 4.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the County of Orange, serves nearly nine million passengers annually and is governed by the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors.