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Hard Times Charity Auction This Thursday

This Thursday, join us with our friend Johnny Leo for a charity auction at The Lodge Gallery- featuring works by some of our friends including GILF!, Icy & Sot, Joe Iurato. Not to mention lavender-syrup champagne at Flute 19 after!

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Johnny Leo Projects Presents:
Charity Auction Benefiting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for the 118th Boston Marathon
March 27th – March 30th
Opening Reception – March 27th from 6-9pm

Hosted by:
The Lodge Gallery
131 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

In the wake of the tragedy of last year’s Boston Marathon, curator Johnny Leo, of Fountain Art Fair, and The Lodge Gallery have teamed up to present a series of works that are often found in the streets and unconsciously encountered by the running community at large.

On Thursday, March 27th from 6-9pm, in conjunction with the iconic Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Lodge Gallery will host an opening reception and silent auction featuring over 30 works of today’s hottest street and contemporary artists. Spanning multiple disciplines, several of the works are directly inspired by the running community and the unexpected events that unfolded surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Featured artists include: GILF!, Icy & Sot, Joe Iurato, Greg Haberny, EKG, ASVP, Lunar New Year, Alice Mizrachi, OCMC, Sek3, Cern, Gentleman’s Game, Fumero, Victor Cox, Dave Tree, Clown Soldier, Queen Andrea, Whisbe, Chris RWK, Boy Kong, Adam Dare, Brian Leo, Ellis Gallagher, Chris Smith, Joe Heaps Nelson, and Joseph Meloy among others.

BID ON THE WORK HERE: http://paddle8.com/auctions/danafarber

An online auction, sponsored by Paddle 8, is currently live and will conclude on Sunday March 30th. All of the artwork has been graciously donated, with proceeds benefitting the Claudia Barr Program at Dana-Farber, one of the top cancer research facilities in the world.

“We’re in a very unique spot this year to show that hope, inspiration and the desire to persevere still exists on a multitude of levels,” says Cassie Leventhal, a New Yorker with Boston roots running her first Boston Marathon in honor of her uncle, who is being treated at Dana-Farber for brain and lung cancer. “Running is a living, breathing metaphor for overcoming adversity. As we get the chance to return to Boston and finish the race, it’s important that others get the opportunity to finish their races as well.”

Direct donations can be made through http://www.rundfmc.org/2014/cassie

About the Claudia Barr Program:
The Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is widely recognized as one of the largest and most successful programs in the world. The program funds the brightest, most creative scientists making basic research discoveries that are transforming cancer treatments before they are eligible to receive government funding and work towards FDA approval. Investigators have made numerous major breakthroughs resulting in improved survival rates and quality of life for thousands of patients worldwide. Here are brief descriptions of selected projects supported by the Barr Program, illustrating some of the program’s most significant impacts to date:http://www.rundfmc.org/faf/home/ccp.asp?ievent=1078599&ccp=116881

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