An extra treat at the Hudson: glass-tile mosaics on the walls

Posted Oct. 02, 2009, at 6:26 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — Once you’ve explored the new and improved Hudson Museum, don’t forget to take a look at the new Percent for Art piece that was recently installed at the Collins Center for the Arts.

The piece, actually a series of glass-tile mosaics by Belfast native and Portland resident Joe Kievitt, is in several locations on the lobby walls of the Collins Center.

Kievitt used more than 400 square feet of half-inch glass tile to create the mosaics, which resemble starbursts with lines intersecting circles and were inspired by Native American beading and decorative patterns. They have been installed on the large white walls around the cafe area and facing the ramp that leads up to the Hudson Museum.

Maine’s Percent for Art law reserves 1 percent of the construction funds for all state-funded building projects to provide artwork for the public areas of these buildings.

The program is run by the Maine Arts Commission.

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