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Mixed-media show happening Friday at Oak Street Lofts

"I love color, which is why I love to use paint, because I feel it has such a vibrant look to it.”

Portland, MAINE, May 1, 2014 — Artist Savannah Walz will be showing her work Friday, May 2, from 5-8 p.m. at Oak Street Lofts gallery.

The untitled, mixed-media show will include watercolor and gouache paintings, pen and marker drawings.  “I think creatively and openly in my art as I try to capture the meaning of the pieces,” says the artist. “Each piece has its own side, its own thought process that goes into it. I do my best as an artist to create my work with meaning, and that is why it is special to me. I love color, which is why I love to use paint, because I feel it has such a vibrant look to it.”

About Oak Street Lofts

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


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