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Library to hold reception for Mark Stephenson art exhibit

on Tuesday, 03 September 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Arts & Culture, Local News

An opening reception for the exhibit of artist Mark Stephenson will take place in the Morris Gallery of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Admission is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. The reception is sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library.

Stephenson is a full-time artist in central North Carolina, who through a multi-faceted background brings a unique perspective to his work. He studied at the prestigious Art Students League in New York City while initially planning to pursue a career as an opera singer. Success at the League ushered in awards and commissions including acceptance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s copyists program.

In May of 2014, Mark was artist in residence at La Macina di San Cresci, Italy. He was also a top six finalist in the 2015 ArtFields Portrait Competition.

Stephenson’s exhibit will run from Oct. 19 through Nov. 26.

The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library at 509 S. Dargan Street. For more information about library programs, visit

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