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Tool is featured Night Gallery art exhibition

See Kristen Kendall's Now you can dig your own grave twice as fast at the Night Gallery Jan. 6–30, 2011.

Photo by John Woodcock

December 29, 2010

Tool is an invitational exhibition presented by the ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Artists in the exhibit are School of Art faculty, graduate students and alumni, including: David Adams, Michael Anderson, Mary Bates, Mike Goodwin, John Heric, Kristen Kendall, Mark Klett, Tedd McDonah, Stephen Mark, Brian Painter, Eleanor Richards, Randy Schmidt, Matt Smith, Mike Thomas, Ted Uran, Jim White, Kris Waid-Jones, and David Young.

Tool is an invitational art exhibition about just that – tools. Tool is on display at the Night Gallery in the Tempe Marketplace Jan. 6–30, 2011, and patrons can meet the artists Jan. 6–7 from 6–9 p.m. In Tool, artists explore tools as objects of beauty, creating beautiful objects out of tools, and works that in some manner contain or feature tools. Works include traditional drawings, prints, neon, wood, metal, photographs, ceramics, and other materials from which tools are made.

"Whether art is an actual construction, or is an intellectual or virtual endeavor, all artists use tools,” says Jim White, ASU School of Art sculpture professor and faculty advisor for the Night Gallery. “How we use those tools available to us greatly impacts the art we produce. This exhibit is a combination of works by artists inspired by tools, and tools inspired by artists.”

The Night Gallery is a community outreach gallery displaying works by ASU School of Art graduate students, faculty and alumni that embraces the role a university can play in the off-campus community. Night Gallery is a constantly changing, 3,800 square-foot exhibition and experimental art space made possible through a partnership between Vestar Development Company and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Unique performances including music, dance, readings, theater and video also are staged at the Night Gallery.

The Night Gallery is located at the Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ. The gallery is on the west end and south side of “The District” between Barnes & Noble bookstore and Aeropostale.

Exhibition: Jan. 6–30, 2011
Meet the Artists: Jan. 6–7, 6–9 p.m.
Night Gallery hours: 6–9 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday

This exhibition and meet-the-artists event are free and open to the public.

Public Contact
James White
ASU School of Art professor

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit

Media Contact:
Michelle White 
ASU School of Art 
Night Gallery