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June 3, 2009


Santa Ana, California - A collection of large-format pastel portraits of tricycles by artist Elizabeth Wallace are featured at John Wayne Airport (JWA) as part of the Community Focus Program and will be on display through July 7, 2009.

"The tricycle compositions are self portraits representing moments in time that most of us have experienced in the past and that continue to be familiar in the present," says Wallace about her work. She uses her children's antique red tricycle as a model for each piece.

Hotseat, Elizabeth Wallace

Wallace is a representational artist who studied Fine Arts at the Laguna College of Art and Design. She also has a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Wallace's drawings and paintings feature a variety of media including oils, pastels, charcoal, etching and ink. Her work has been exhibited at The New York Arts Club, I-5 Gallery in Los Angeles, The Phillips Museum in Philadelphia, Virginia Tech University and elsewhere throughout California.

Wallace's portraits 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. To learn more about Elizabeth Wallace, visit To learn more about JWA's Community Focus Program, visit

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.