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Portland artist Deb Barth featured at Oak Street Lofts in November


Deb Barth has a style that can only be described as looking at life through a kaleidoscope. Vibrant colors and patterns create powerful images that leave the eye wanting more.

Portland, MAINE, Oct. 31, 2013 — Paintings by local artist Deb Barth will be on display this Friday at the Oak Street Lofts gallery, which is open for First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m.

Deb Barth has a style that can only be described as looking at life through a kaleidoscope. Vibrant colors and patterns create powerful images that leave the eye wanting more. Entitled “Mindful Surrendering,” the show will also include musicians Sorcha and Monique Barrett.

Completed in January 2012 and located in the heart of the city’s arts district, Oak Street Lofts is a unique community that caters to artists looking to work and live affordably in Portland. Oak Street Lofts has a number of artist-friendly features, including the first-floor gallery space where residents can curate shows and showcase their work, shared work space with storage for supplies, and artwork-hanging systems in the hallways. Its 37 efficiency apartments also include open 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. Oak Street Lofts also received the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in Green Housing. For more information on Oak Street Lofts, visit http://www.avestahousing.org/properties/60/Oak-Street-Lofts.

More information about Barth and her work is available on Gorham Savings Bank’s virtual art walk.

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Contact Development and Communications Manager Sara Olson at 207-245-3352 or by email.