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Woodworking, photography on display Friday at Oak Street Lofts


Two local artists will display their work Friday, Feb. 1, from 5-8 p.m. at the Oak Street Lofts gallery for First Friday Art Walk.

Portland, MAINE, Jan. 29, 2013 — Two local artists will display their work Friday, Feb. 1, from 5-8 p.m. at the Oak Street Lofts gallery for First Friday Art Walk.

Oak Street Lofts resident Angela Cook will display her woodworking in a show entitled, “Trapezo + Magneato.” Photographer Jeremy Weir will share his work in a show entitled, “Rodeonexis Photography: Let Your Mind’s Eye Soar.”

“Good photographs allow us to see our familiar world in a brand new way, but also bring foreign lands closer; transcending space, time, and our own realities,” says Weir. “As I hiked and climbed deeper into the desolate reaches of the West, the act of exploring became my reset button. Photography was a visual representation of the life that I lived, and that’s what brought me full circle back to the East. Though I still look for the unbeaten path, I also enjoy shooting local classics, and using my own creative spin.”

Portland Head Light, by Jeremy Weir

Completed in January 2012 and located in the heart of the city’s arts district, Oak Street Lofts is a unique property that caters to artists looking to work and live affordably in Portland. Besides the gallery, Oak Street Lofts features a shared work space for residents, and the property’s 37 efficiency apartments include ample storage for art supplies and equipment. The gallery, located at 72 Oak St., is open to the public every First Friday Art Walk.

Oak Street Lofts is also the first affordable multi-family building in Maine to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. For more on Oak Street Lofts and its energy-efficient features, visit our website at http://www.avestahousing.org/properties/60/Oak-Street-Lofts.

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