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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