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August 17, 2015


SANTA ANA, Calif. - From August 17 through September 16, John Wayne Airport (JWA) is featuring Newport Beach native Ariane Moshayedi's landscape photography as part of JWA's Community Focus Space Program. The photographs can be viewed 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.

"It's exciting to see artwork by a local resident on display in our airport," said Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer. "John Wayne Airport provides a unique venue to feature talented members of our community who produce amazing art, like these photographs of some of the most recognizable places in Orange County." Growing up with a coastal lifestyle, Moshayedi sought to capture nature in photographs. Each photo, planned with a particular angle in mind, aims to freeze a specific moment in time. Nature scenes are her favorite as she loves to capture the nuances found within the various climates—the desert, forest and sea.

“Balboa Pier” by Ariane Moshayedi

“Balboa Pier” by Ariane Moshayedi

More images can be seen here.

"John Wayne Airport has always had some amazing art exhibits displayed," said Ariane Moshayedi. "Over the years, I've traveled so much, and I've seen so many different pieces of art, that to be exhibited there myself is truly a dream come true."

Raised in Newport Beach with an immense appreciation for her surroundings, Moshayedi is a self-taught photographer. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received master's degrees in Social Work and Educational Leadership from New York University. While in New York, Moshayedi began her photography career, which started as a hobby, but soon transformed into a business. Moshayedi now resides in Corona del Mar.

Upcoming Community Focus Space Program artists include Sherry Marger (September 17 – October 15) and Carl Lind (October 16 – November 16). To learn more about JWA's Art Programs, visit


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