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12/01/17 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Harald Olson preparing for his one-man show on Shelter Island December 9 and 10.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Harald Olson preparing for his one-man show on Shelter Island December 9 and 10.

When Harald Olson was a boy in Huntington, West Virginia, he lived in a large home with an altar and stained-glass window in his bedroom. His mother, a devout Catholic, had it built as a place for her only child to pray.

Harald has long since left West Virginia for Shelter Island, where he’s lived and worked as a caretaker, health care assistant and artist, but that stained-glass window has followed him around, if only in his imagination, an image from a former life that emerges in his work. (more…)