The public is invited to meet stained glass artist Janet Redfield of Lincolnville at a reception for her latest Percent for Art commissioned mural at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3.

The reception will take place Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3:30 p.m. and will include refreshments. Redfield will be available for questions and conversation. The mural, “Two Rivers,” was installed last month in the center’s main atrium. A display of her design for the work will be on view in the Fernald Art Gallery.

Redfield has been working in stained glass since 1973; she said it was the first art form she tried and fell in love with it. The “Two Rivers” piece takes its name from the undulating, continuous design that represents the area’s two rivers: the wider, lighter blue river is the Passagassawakeag; and the darker blue is the Little River. The “rivers” are made of mouth-blown “antique” glass in colors similar to the atrium’s floor tile design, and the background glass is clear standard window glass, creating an illusion of the design floating across the curved atrium wall.

Thirty-five circles of fused stained glass in various sizes and appear to be bobbing in the rivers, like bubbles. These circles are colorful, abstract designs representing the community’s 40-plus year history of being in the forefront in the arts, with galleries, festivals, literary events, a cinema and theater companies, choral groups and a dance studio.

“Two Rivers” is Redfield’s 23rd Percent for Art commission. She has installed pieces at the Rockland and Lincolnville ferry terminals as well as Camden Hills Regional High School, Mill Stream Elementary School in Norridgewock and in Kennebunk, Gorman and Massabesic. To view more of her work, both public and private commissions, visit

For more information, call Andrea Rouillard at the Hutchinson Center, 338-8049 or toll-free at (800) 753-9044.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to