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'Tool' is featured Night Gallery art exhibition

January 05, 2011

"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.

All "Tool" exhibition and related events are free and open to the public. The exhibition is Jan. 6–30, 2011. Meet the "Tool" artists Jan. 6–7, 6–9 p.m. 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. Night Gallery hours are 6–9 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday.

Michelle White,


ASU School of Art Night Gallery