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May 16, 2012

WOOD SCULPTURES BY ARTIST DAN SOUTHERN FEATURED IN COMMUNITY FOCUS SPACE PROGRAM
AT JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A selection of wood sculptures by Orange County artist Dan Southern are on display now through July 30, 2012 in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport's Community Focus Space Program. Southern's work can be seen on the departure (upper) level near the security screening areas and on the arrival (lower) level near baggage carousels 1 and 4.

Southern, who has lived and worked in Orange County his whole life, developed his love of woodworking while serving as a carpenter's apprentice in 1968. The majority of his work is created using hand tools and natural uncolored wood. "For this exhibit I created pieces that are strong from a distance and at the same time invite the viewer to come in for a closer inspection," said the artist.

The JWA exhibition features a variety of Southern's wood sculptures, an example of which can be seen below.

'Maple Wing Dragonfly' by Dan Southern

'Maple Wing Dragonfly' by Dan Southern
View more images of current art exhibit

To learn more about Dan Southern's sculptures, visit www.woodenaddictions.com. To learn more about JWA's Community Focus Space Program, visit http://www.ocair.com/terminal/artexhibits.aspx.

About John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually, reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada and is served by eight commercial passenger airlines. More information can be found at www.ocair.com.

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