Was Andy Rooney invited?
What’s the little penguin down in the corner of the panel going to say about this one? Political cartoonist Patrick Oliphant, creator of the diminutive but always perspicacious observer, shares a stage with
60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17. “My Life in Art: Talk and Draw,” which is part of SITE Santa Fe’s 2010 Art & Culture series and is cosponsored by Gebert Contemporary, takes place at SITE, 1606 Paseo de Peralta.
Oliphant grew up in Adelaide, Australia, and shot to the top of his genre soon after moving to the United States in 1964. He started at
The Denver Post, and by 1965 his incisive cartoons had been syndicated nationally and internationally. Two years later, they brought him a Pulitzer Prize. His work has been collected in dozens of books, including Oliphant’s Presidents: Twenty-Five Years of Caricature. The parttime Santa Fe resident also works in printmaking and sculpture.
Safer was born in Toronto and worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before joining CBS News in 1964. He opened the organization’s bureau in Saigon during the Vietnam War and then headed its London bureau for three years. He has been with 60 Minutes for four decades. The awards he has garnered include 12 Emmys and the 2009 Fred Friendly First Amendment Award from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut.
Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors. For details, call SITE Santa Fe, 989-1199.
More than 60 minutes of fame: Morley Safter, left, and Patrick Oliphant