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Native artists collaborate in Map(ing)

December 29, 2008


Native artists Dana Claxton, Jason Garcia, Randy Kemp, Steven Yazzie and Yolanda Hart Stevens join ASU Herberger College School of Art graduate printmaking students in the Map(ing) project.


Map(ing) is a collective community-based project for the sharing of culture, language and identity. This 5-day event focuses on the collaboration of five native artists working with graduate students in the nationally recognized printmaking studios of the ASU Herberger College School of Art, Jan. 12–16, 2009.

The collaborators spend one week together working in ASU’s printmaking studios exploring and cultivating an environment of communication, diversity, mentoring and acknowledgment of place and people. These native artists have been invited to create a limited edition of original prints with the collaboration of ASU Herberger College School of Art graduate printmaking students. This event hosts a public forum with the artists and collaborators and culminates with an exhibition and silent auction free to the public at the Night Gallery in the Tempe Marketplace. The Night Gallery is a creation of the community partnership between the ASU Herberger College of the Arts and the Tempe Marketplace.

Sponsors of the Map(ing) project include: F.A.R. (Future Arts Research) @ Arizona State University, Phoenix, Ariz.; King Galleries, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Ripple, Tempe, Ariz.; ASU Herberger College School of Art, Tempe, Ariz.; ASU Herberger College of the Arts’ office for community engagement, Tempe, Ariz.; 1st Lt. Lawrence "Allen" Robinson, U.S. Army, media outreach office, Iraq; Takach Paper Company, Albuquerque, NM; Industrial Metals, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Utrecht, Store 31, Tempe, Ariz.


Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6–7:30 p.m. 
Public Forum with Artists and Collaborators
Artists discuss their work and ideas at the Night Gallery. 
Dutch treat* dinner immediately follows at La Bocca Urban Pizzeria, located at 7th Street & Mill Avenue in Tempe, Ariz. 
*Guests must pay for their own individual meals.

Friday, Jan. 16, 7–10 p.m. 
Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Two prints from each artist are auctioned to benefit future Map(ing) events. Please join us at the Night Gallery for an evening of art and lively conversation! For more information, visit:


The Night Gallery at the Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ.
The Night Gallery is located near Barnes and Noble, in "The District," the popular shopping-dining-entertainment area near the west end of the mall.


Free and open to the public

The Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts at Arizona State University was founded in 1964 and is comprised of four nationally ranked academic units: School of Art, School of Music, School of Theatre and Film, Department of Dance plus the Arts, Media and Engineering Program (AME) and the ASU Art Museum. Nearly 3,000 students attend the college, which has 224 faculty and 130 staff. To learn more about the college, visit . 

Media Contact:
Mary Hood 
ASU Herberger College School of Art
Assistant Professor