Gallery displays Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist's works 

A metro gallery is showcasing illustrations created by Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Luckovich.

Luckovich has worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1989, where in 1995 and 2006, he won the Pulitzer for editorial cartooning. His work is syndicated and regularly reprinted in publications like The Washington Post, Time and Newsweek.

The cartoonist's illustrations are displayed at the University Gallery in the Garvey Center on the Oklahoma Christian University campus, 2501 E. Memorial in Edmond.

President George W. Bush is the subject of most of the 23 exhibited cartoons, said art and design professor Michael O'Keefe. Other Luckovich cartoons in the exhibit illustrate the personalities and public follies of other politicians, like Dick Cheney, John McCain and Hillary Clinton.

O'Keefe said the politically charged art exhibition is a progressive move for a campus filled with students and staff he described as generally "conservative."

"It shows that they are now willing to have a diversity of ideas be expressed," O'Keefe said.

Luckovich's newspaper career began in South Carolina, where he found a job as a cartoonist for the Greenville News in 1984. In less than a year, he moved south to take a job at The New Orleans Times-Picayune, where he stayed until 1989.

The University Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will exhibit Luckovich's cartoons through Oct. 17.

"?Joe Wertz

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