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Nathanael Gregory Myers Receives Buffalo Exchange Arts Award

By Danielle Hargett, Buffalo Exchange HQ

“Art is not something that humans do when they have nothing else to do. Art is an essential part of the human condition. It happens everywhere and in all circumstances.” – Spencer Block, Co-founder of Buffalo Exchange

Every year, the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award honors an emerging artist in Southern Arizona with $10,000 so that they can continue doing great work for the local community. This year, the award went to Nathanael Gregory Myers. On January 24, 2018, family, friends and other local artists gathered at the University of Arizona Poetry Center to celebrate as Nathanael accepted the award. Luckily for everyone in attendance, he also offered up a very cool performance!

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Nathanael Myers accepting the 2017 Buffalo Exchange Arts Award from Kerstin Block, Founder of Buffalo Exchange

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Desert Leaf featured our very own, Kathryn Riser in “Wearing Art on Your Sleeve” in the March Edition of their magazine.

“As a little girl, Riser played with Barbie dolls, changing the clothes and developing a taste for fashion…According to Riser, the post–World War II economic boom led to interest in Mexico as a tourist destination, which spawned a market for handcrafted souvenirs, including sombreros, silver jewelry, ponchos, embroidered shawls, tourist jackets, and painted circle skirts. ‘I found many of my jackets and skirts at the vintage shops on Fourth Avenue and various antique stores, as well as the Buffalo Exchange stores,’ says Riser, who eventually went to work as a CPA for Buffalo Exchange. …”

Supporting the Arts: Racheal Rios Wins Buffalo Exchange Arts Award

By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

At Buffalo Exchange, we know that we owe our success to the communities that surround us. That’s why giving back has always been built into our business model. For the past 22 years, Buffalo Exchange has been supporting the arts in its birthplace of Southern Arizona through the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award. According to Spencer Block, art is not the cherry on top – it’s essential to the well-being of society.

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Toothfairy, Acrylic and Pen on Paper, Racheal Rios

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