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Art from the Permanent Collections of Orange County Colleges and Universities

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Travelers can explore local art from five Orange County colleges and universities in the HIDDEN TREASURES exhibit on display at John Wayne Airport now through August 2015. From the art collections of California State University, Fullerton; Chapman University; Fullerton College; Laguna College of Art + Design and the University of California, Irvine, this exhibit includes historic artworks that may have been previously unavailable to the public. The exhibit featuring local, regional, national and international artists can be seen in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal across from Gates 18 through 21.

The HIDDEN TREASURES exhibition ranges from contemporary art as seen below, to works with historic significance done in a variety of styles and media including watercolor and oil painting, photography, screen printing, etching and more.

"This exhibition highlights a few of the most compelling university and college collections in Orange County," said Chris Hoff, guest-curator of the HIDDEN TREASURES exhibition. "In many cases they rival collections of major art museums in size, scope and uniqueness."
Longtime Orange County resident, Chris Hoff is a curator, writer and artist. Mr. Hoff's diverse curatorial approaches were formed during his time as director of the Orange County exhibition space The Office: An Art Space, which ran from 2003 through 2008. Later in 2008, Mr. Hoff formed the Hoff Foundation, a private arts foundation that provides quarterly grants to artists and/or art organizations that are based in Orange County and/or Long Beach.

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