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An Evening in the Great Society

Last Friday I attended the opening reception of Harold Stevenson's exhibition of his work The Great Society and wrote about it in this week's HardNews Online:

"You must understand, Reverend Doctor, that each one was spontaneous; after the session, I never touched them again."
That was Harold Stevenson's aghast response to my question whether there were some portraits he didn't like that hadn't made it into his collection of 100 portraits known as The Great Society. I was privileged to be one of a small group of friends who sat at Misal's in Norman on Friday night after the successful opening reception of Stevenson's exhibit at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. We peppered Stevenson with questions about the portraits and his life.
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Karen

Great article, Scott! It was such a nice surprise to run into you at the opening. Hope to see you down this way again sometime.

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