Daniel Buckley wins 2014 Governor’s Arts Award   Leave a comment

Daniel Buckley makes his acceptance speech at the 2014 Arizona Governor's Arts Awards in Mesa, Arizona.

Daniel Buckley makes his acceptance speech at the 2014 Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards in Mesa, Arizona.

On March 25, 2014 Daniel Buckley received the Governor’s Arts Award in the Artist of the Year category at a ceremony in the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.

This from the Governor’s Arts Award website:

“Tucson artist and performance art pioneer Daniel Buckley, who spent 22 years with the Tucson Citizen before creating a documentary film series about the political and social evolution of Tucson’s Mexican-American population, was named Artist of the Year.”

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ARTIST: Daniel Buckley (Tucson) spent 22 years with the Tucson Citizen as a music and culture writer, on the editorial board and created its web-based multimedia division while building a reputation as an authority on classical and world music, mariachi, Native American music and southwestern cultural expressions.  After the paper closed, he started a documentary film series, Cine Plaza, at the Fox Theatre, an oral history series focusing on the political and social evolution of Tucson’s Mexican-American population.  A pioneer of performance art in Tucson, he currently is developing documentary works for the Arizona Historical Society and he is working on a new project of large-scale desert landscape photography.”

A copy of Buckley’s acceptance speech can be seen by clicking this link. An article by the Tucson Weekly can be found by clicking here. For the Arizona Daily Star’s article, click here.

For more on Daniel Buckley go to Daniel Buckley Arts.

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