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April 26, 2010


SANTA ANA, Calif. - A collection of images by artist Anna Friesen will be featured at John Wayne Airport (JWA) as part of the Community Focus Program, now through June 10, 2010.

"It is my intention to assist the viewer in looking more closely at the world which holds wonders just waiting to be experienced," says Friesen. The featured work reflects influences of Friesen’s childhood that was tied closely to the rhythms of nature and farming in the rural Midwest. The images began as traditional, 35mm film photograph, and gradually developed into the artist’s highly stylized visual images, which now feature components of printmaking, photography and painting.

Portal One, by Anna Friesen
Portal One, by Anna Friesen

Friesen’s work has been displayed in collections both domestically and abroad. Regionally, Friesen’s creative work with photographs has been recognized by awards including The Individual Artist Grant from Arts Orange County and as Featured Artist at the Orange County Fair.

Friesen’s images 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, areas accessible to the general, non-traveling public. To learn more about JWA’s Community Focus Program, visit www.ocair.com. More information on the artist and her work can be found at www.annafriesenart.com.