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Volume 6, Issue 95  | November 26, 2021

Communication and healing power through art and color in JWA Community Focus Space exhibition

Artist Jane Zeiger’s body of work focuses on a specific subject of interest infusing the art with colors, contrasts, patterns and shapes. As an artist, she challenges viewers to absorb her work and reflect on the dichotomy she has imbued into her creations. Examples of her watercolor artwork are on exhibit in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of the JWA Community Focus Space now through December 16, 2021.

“Art should be a healing force for our mental awareness, and a stimulating force for our visual pleasure,” said Zeiger. Her palette consists of rich blues, rainforest greens, vibrant oranges and yellows, and splashes of reds, along with maroons, deftly interwoven into an impressionistic manifestation of her version of hidden images. Many of her pieces intend to mirror life: light and dark, action and calm, grand and insignificant.

Communication Ode to Mr. Wilson

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“Ode to Mr. Wilson,” watercolor, 1979 by Jane Zeiger

Growing up in South Louisiana, Zeiger spent her youth deriving inspiration from the everyday world around her. According to the artist herself, spending time at her father’s office was one of the earliest influences on her life and art. As a physician, her father kept a variety of children’s publications in the waiting room to calm and entertain his patients. The time she spent thumbing through Highlights for Children inspired her to create captivating imagery that provided soothing and comfort.

Her background is rooted in teaching, having taught art in junior high school and high school, including acting as an AP art teacher. Zeiger spent her college years in Louisiana and Hawaii, studying at Louisiana State University, attending the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Louisiana Tech University and attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She then concentrated on graduate studies programs at Emporia State and the AP Art Graduate studies program at the University of San Diego.

Communication Blue Teal

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“Blue Teal Journey,” watercolor, 2019 by Jane Zeiger

Zeiger has her art on permanent exhibition in California, including collections at the San Juan Capistrano Library bookstore and Miss Kim’s by That Boy Good restaurant in Oceanside. Past exhibitions have been showcased at the Opus Gallery in Torrance and the ARTS at Marks Garage, a collaborative gallery in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has also provided prop art for television shows on major networks and created commissioned pieces for private collectors.

More information about Jane Zeiger, including examples of her art, can be found by visiting her website at

Selected watercolors from Zeiger’s body of work are viewable (pre-security) on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C and on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 and 4.

Visit the John Wayne Airport Arts Program page for more information.


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