Finishing School
Since 2003
Works in Huntington Beach, California United States of America

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BIO
Finishing School is an interdisciplinary artist collective that explores contemporary social, political, and environmental issues. Their projects conflate praxis, play, and activism and seek to engage audiences through various participatory models. Finishing School was established in 2001 and is based in Los Angeles.
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DISCUSSION

delocator.net


dear friends,

please join us in the launch of our new web project by visiting and
spreading the word about www.delocator.net

delocator.net is an online database project that creates a comparison
between the amounts of local independently owned cafes and Starbucks
retail stores within a specific zip code. By comparison of numeric
quantity and site-specific detail, the user will see evidence of
unchecked aggression and power that corporate businesses have in our
communities. The site is also a free online space for independent
cafe goers and owners to promote their cafes by uploading local cafe
information to the delocator.net database. The creation of other
delocated database-driven web sites is encouraged. On the delocator
web site, users are able to download the code necessary to establish
a new database, prompting more sites and databases that may focus on
other specific retail stores (fast-food, hardware, clothing, etc.).
delocator.net will be launched with the intention of becoming a
web-meme, sprouting many future de-located corporate stores. This
project is a collaboration between the collective Finishing School
and Vasna Sdoeung.

delocator.net was launched on April 1, 2005 in the form of an
exhibition at San Francisco Art Institute's Walter and Mc Bean
Galleries, located on the main campus at 800 Chestnut Street, San
Francisco, CA 94133, USA. The exhibition will include both the
virtual and physical launch of delocator.net and an installation that
explores concerns with the increased presence and tools to combat
transnational corporations in local socio-economic spaces. Also in
the exhibition, The Anti-Advertising Agency,
(http://www.antiadvertisingagency.com/) will transform the McBean
Project Space into its temporary headquarters replete with a
conference table, desks, chairs, dry erase boards, a water cooler,
fluorescent lamps, and cubicle walls in order to plan the Agency's
counter-advertising projects for 2005

DISCUSSION

PLEASE JOIN US/HELP BROADCAST


PLEASE JOIN US/HELP BROADCAST

Beatriz da Costa, a collaborator with CAE and Assistant Professor at
the University of California Irvine, will be delivering a lecture at
the Huntington Beach Art Center concerning the unjust criminal case
against Dr. Steven Kurtz, a member of the artist collective Critical
Art Ensemble (CAE) on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 7:30p.m. The
lecture is a part of HELP CAE, a project included in the exhibition
'Detours

DISCUSSION

!!!!!!!!!IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!!!!!!!!!!


PLEASE READ AND PASS ALONG TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
WE NEED TO ORGANIZE OUR NETWORKS AND SPREAD THE SPREAD THE WORD!!!

this not a prank or scheme. Steve Kurtz, member
of Critical Art Ensemble NEEDS our help! He has been detained
by the FBI, accused of being a bioterrorist after calling the police when he discovered that his wife had died in her sleep of cardiac arrest!

Details on caedefensefund.org

e d g i a r d i n a
finishing-school.net
9322 litchfield
huntington beach, ca
92646 usa
studio:714-965-0523
cell: 714-745-7759

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Opening @ The Office- June 5th 6-9pm


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studio:714-965-0523
cell: 714-745-7759

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Please Join Us Next Week


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Steve McGarry
April 23 - July 12, 2004
Reception: Friday, April 23, 2004, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Art Institute of California-Orange County
3601 W. Sunflower, Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-830-0200

Curator of Exhibitions: Ed Giardina edgiardina@yahoo.com
Media Contact: Anne Dean, adean@aii.edu

The Gallery at The Art Institute of California - Orange County would like to invite you to the exhibition Steve McGarry: A Survey of Cartoons and Illustrations. McGarry holds the prestigious 2002 Newspaper Illustrator of the Year Award by The National Cartoonists Society in both the U.S. And Australia and the 2002 Stanley Award for General Illustration from The Australian Cartoonists' Association. He is the creator of the enormously successful daily cartoon strip "Badlands" that ran in The Sun (London) for thirteen years. He is also syndicated worldwide with "Pop Culture" and "Kid City" as well as the co-creator of a new daily comic strip "Mullets." This exhibition focuses on both the prolific scope of McGarry's career as well as his process of production as a cartoonist and illustrator.

The Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For directions and a map please visit:
<http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&countryid\%0&addtohistory=&address601+sunflower&city=&state=&zipcode'704&submit=Get+Map>

e d g i a r d i n a
finishing-school.net
9322 litchfield
huntington beach, ca
92646 usa
studio:714-965-0523
cell: 714-745-7759

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<DIV><FONT face=Verdana size=4>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<BR><BR></FONT><B><FONT face=Verdana size=4>Steve McGarry<BR></FONT></B><TT><FONT face=Verdana><FONT size=4>April 23 - July 12, 2004<BR>Reception: Friday, April 23, 2004, 6 - 8 p.m.</FONT><BR></FONT></TT>
<DIV><FONT face=verdana><STRONG>The Art Institute of California-Orange County<BR></STRONG>3601 W. Sunflower, Santa Ana, CA 92704<BR>714-830-0200<BR></FONT></DIV>
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