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“Find Your Wild” Exhibition Opens at John Wayne Airport

(SANTA ANA, CA) – From March 1 through April 1, 2024, the solo exhibition Find Your Wild by Orange County artist Sharon Frances transforms the Community Focus Space gallery into a vibrant showcase of mosaic masterpieces.

Sharon Frances is a mixed-media mosaic artist and writer, boasting 25 years of experience as an elementary and middle school educator.  She  also co-founded and directed Well Beings Studio, a project dedicated to supporting families affected by cancer through literature and the arts. Beyond her artistic pursuits, Sharon loves to be at the ocean or on a hike with her daughter and partner. 

Working with cut glass, pottery shards, and found objects, Sharon builds imaginative scenes of flora and fauna in unique ways. Typically, mosaic works are grouted, filling in between the pieces of glass and ceramic; however in several of Sharon’s works she forgoes this step, allowing her to create a more three-dimensional relief sculpture. 

Sharon’s artistic practice is built on her belief that being in nature, moving our bodies, and approaching ourselves with unconditional love brings us closer to ourselves, one another, and the world around us. 

Regarding her work, Sharon says, “Mosaics changed my view of myself from being broken to being transformed. Each art piece helps me build new worlds - a new me. I hope as you interact with these art pieces, you feel moved to be creative and to take action in your own natural environments. Find your wild!”

The exhibition will also feature a unique display of materials from Sharon’s studio that she utilizes to create her works of art. This ‘studio table’ view will allow visitors to get an in-depth interpretation of what goes into creating her works of art on view. 

Learn more about Sharon’s artistic practice, and see more of her work by following her on Instagram:

The exhibition can be found pre-security on the lower Arrivals Level in the Terminals A & B Baggage Areas.

For more information about the John Wayne Airport Arts Program,