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Abstract art by Zoo Cain featured for First Friday Art walk at Oak Street Lofts

Artist Zoo Cain will be showing his abstract artwork Friday, Dec. 5, from 5-8 p.m. at Oak Street Lofts gallery.

Portland, MAINE, Nov. 26, 2014 — Artist Zoo Cain will be showing his abstract artwork Friday, Dec. 5, from 5-8 p.m. at Oak Street Lofts gallery.

Says the artist about his work: “Abstract art is my life and my passion. As I create, I feel a celebration of life. Whether I am working on a lively, multi-colored abstract painting or drawing on wood, or fine-tuning a collage, or piecing together one of my ‘found objects’ sculptures, I always feel that the work comes straight from my heart. I think that the expression of oneself virtually is as important as the rest of life’s needs.”

Cain’s artist inspiration includes Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, Maria Elena Vieira Da Silva, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Paul Klee, Louise Nevelson and Polly Brown.

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 http://www.avestahousing.org/property-development/landmark-projects/oak-street-lofts/oak-street-lofts-gallery.

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