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Art Made of Real Medicines (They are Inconsumable, Folks!) The Candy Store Parodies the Healthcare Industry and is Headed for Tijuana, Mexico.
Art Made of Real Medicines (They are Inconsumable, Folks!) The Candy Store Parodies the Healthcare Industry and is Headed for Tijuana, Mexico.
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THE CANDY STORE BY DEBBY AND LARRY KLINE Everyone knows that the pharmaceutical and health care industry in America is dysfunctional. We are creating a socially conscious art project that can help effect political change by emphasizing the need for healthcare reform. We are opening an art store/exhibition selling "inconsumable products" such as Tobacco Teddy Bears and ceramic candies and talismans with medicines such as Vioxx and Vicodin baked into the glazes. Help us bridge boundaries between art, sociology and activism by making “The Candy Store” a reality. What will you get in return for your pledge? Amazing art objects from “the store” by famous artists Debby and Larry Kline. No kidding! This year they have had museum shows at California Center for the Arts and Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem (selected last month by The New York Times as one of the outstanding art institutions in the world.) The Candy Store exhibition opens at La casa del tunel, a contemporary art center in Tijuana (and site of a former drug smuggling tunnel.) This is a great opportunity to own work by these provocative artists while helping support this worthy project which parodies the flaws in our healthcare system. Check out more of their amazing projects at www.jugglingklines.com. How can you help? We have prototypes but the completed work will require store fixtures, clay, glazes, molds, plaster, and packaging and printing for the finished objects. Your generous assistance will help to supply materials and time to keep this project moving and on schedule. We have already secured volunteers and interns to assist in the production of objects for the store and the first venue at La casa del tunel will be a perfect location considering all the folks who cross the border to self-medicate or save money on less expensive prescription medications. We have purposely placed a low financial goal for this project in anticipation of total funding. We sincerely hope that our project will be overfunded and that those additional funds will be used to create other projects. So if you enjoy our work, please give generously.

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    Our gratitude - THANK YOU! A pledge of any size is appreciated and will get your name listed as one of our supporters when our new website is unveiled as well on the exhibition wall in Tijuana. With this donation you can at least you can show us that YOU care.

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    An artists’ signed personal Note of Thanks for support of The Candy Store. These will be highly treasured in the years to come.

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    An artists’ signed DVD of The Candy Store promo. You will have a bit of artistic history and it is kinda funny.

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    A Jugglingklines.com Medical Scrubs top with The Candy Store Logo. (XL only) Show the world that you are a part of this innovative project.

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    A Ceramic Candy Bar from The Candy Store (with wrapper.) Each candy bar has different medicines baked into the glaze. This is perfect if you want to keep it in your purse or desk for an emergency.

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    A Box of Candy from The Candy Store w/ a project description, up to 11 pieces of ceramic candy, and a color chart so that you can identify the medicinal content. GOT ACHES AND PAINS? This is cheaper than health care and you will still benefit from the placebo effect. Each box contains candies with Vioxx, Vicodin, Amoxicillin, Ultram. DO NOT TRY TO EAT THESE otherwise you will need the hospital plan ( sold separately)!

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    Tangerine ceramic vessel with Vioxx medicine baked into the glazes. The FDA finally removed this med from the market so that makes this little critter rare.

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    Green ceramic vessel with Acetaminophen medicine baked into the glazes. Joint relief for elbows, knees, hooves, whathaveya.

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    Black ceramic vessel with Darvocet medicine baked into the glazes. Meeooow!

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    Yellow ceramic vessel with Ultram medicine baked into the glazes. Surreal.

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    Pink ceramic vessel with Vicodin medicine baked into the glazes. This bunny would haunt Lewis Carroll until he demanded, "Put the bunny back in the box."

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    An adorable Tobacco Teddy Bear (shipped in his very own cigar box.) This is so cute it could end up on the Antiques Road show as vintage folk art. Please let him out of the box every once in a while cause it's hard to breathe in there - cough cough!

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    Ok so you really want a deal. This amount will get you a Tobacco Teddy Bear and a Ceramic Vessel and a box of candy and the coveted Candy Store Medical Scrub shirt. Everyone always wants a bigger package so with this one you could astound your friends!!

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