ARDMORE, Okla. — A man once described as having the eye of a 19th-century Impressionist painter and the soul of a buffalo hunter will serve as the second speaker of the Profiles and Perspectives Community Enrichment Series special 20th-anniversary season.
Wyman Meinzer, a self-taught Plains historian and professional photographer, will detail the history of a family who ranched in south Texas for more than 100 years, highlighting the lives and legacy of Tom T. and Alice Kleberg East.
Meinzer will present "Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut: The San Antonio Viejo Ranch of Texas" on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Sponsored by the Noble Foundation, each Profiles and Perspectives event is free of charge and open to the public. All programs begin at 7 p.m. and are held at the Ardmore Convention Center.
"The historic San Antonio Viejo is an American legacy," said Adam Calaway, Noble Research Institute director of communications and public relations and chair of the Profiles and Perspectives Committee. "Mr. Meinzer's presentation will detail the rich heritage of this amazing ranch and inspire the audience with the people who have served as its stewards for more than 100 years."
Meinzer has written and taken pictures for 27 photography books, and his images have appeared on more than 250 magazine covers throughout America, including Smithsonian, Time, Field & Stream, and National Geographic.
Drawing upon his photography, research and personal encounters, he will chronicle how the 150,000-acre San Antonio Viejo is one of the most storied ranches in Texas yet one of the most isolated and remote.
The 20th-anniversary season will continue on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, with the reuniting of famed Oklahoma political pundits Burns Hargis and Mike Turpen. The duo will present "Infotainment: Enough Sense to be Informative, Enough Nonsense to be Entertaining" before the midterm elections.
Famed storm chaser and meteorologist Reed Timmer will share his intense, storm-chasing videos to conclude the season on Oct. 23, 2018.
For more information regarding the Profiles and Perspectives season, please contact Adam Calaway at 580-224-6209 or visit www.noblefoundation.org/profiles.
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc. (noblefoundation.org), headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, is a private foundation dedicated to continuing the philanthropic legacy of Lloyd Noble by funding agricultural research and making charitable grants that cultivate good health, support education and build stronger communities.