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PAINTINGS BY ARTIST ELLEN ROSE HONORING 'MAN'S BEST FRIEND' FEATURED IN COMMUNITY FOCUS PROGRAM AT JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A collection of paintings by artist Ellen Rose are being featured as part of John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Community Focus Program and will be on display now through October 25, 2010. Rose's paintings will be displayed on the departure (upper) level near the security screening checkpoints and on the arrival (lower) level near baggage carousels 1 and 4.

"Painting is a sensual and intellectual event. It gives one an opportunity to make one's mark. It is a vain but positive gesture stating that one is alive," says Rose. "Color and image are important to me and along with them the joy of paint with its smears, drips and consistency."

The "Dogma" collection includes paintings of one of Rose's favorite subject - man's best friend: dogs. A selection from this collection can be seen below.

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Charlie by Ellen Rose (view more paintings here)

Rose is a graduate of UCLA and the Otis Parsons Art Institute, and currently resides in Laguna Woods, California. To learn more about the art of Ellen Rose, visit www.ellenroseart.com. To learn more about JWA's Community Focus Program, visit www.ocair.com.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the County of Orange and serves nearly nine million passengers annually. The Airport is served by 10 commercial passenger airlines serving 20 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada.

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