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January 8, 2014

PHOTOGRAPHS BY KURT WESTON ON DISPLAY AT JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A selection of photographs by Huntington Beach photographer Kurt Weston are on exhibit January 9 through February 6, 2014, in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport's Community Focus Space Program. Weston's works can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near the security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

The photographs on exhibit chronicle autumn colors documented during a road trip through Oregon and Washington State, as well as spring garden flowers in Southern California. An example can be seen below.

'Crimson King' by Kurt Weston

'Crimson King' by Kurt Weston

More images can be seen here.

Weston was previously a fashion photographer. In 1996, he was diagnosed with a condition that destroyed his eyesight in one eye and left the other with only minimal peripheral vision. Weston is now legally blind.

"As a legally blind photographer I have overcome the challenges of producing and exhibiting my art. My limited visual acuity permits me to see the world much like it appears in an impressionist painting. I work in the 'photo-expressionist' style, experimenting with enhanced 'views' and 'perspectives'," said the artist.

More information about Kurt Weston can be found at www.kurtweston.com. Additional imagery and more about JWA's Community Focus Space Program can be found here: www.ocair.com/Terminal/Art.

 

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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 and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  More information can be found at www.ocair.com or at facebook.com/johnwayneairport or on twitter.com /johnwayneair.