Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Benefit

March 27th, 2014 – March 30th, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 27th, 6-8pm


BID — LIVE AUCTION on Paddle8: paddle8.com/auctions/danafarber

Artists include: GILF!, Icy & Sot, Joe Iurato, Greg Haberny, EKG, ASVP, Lunar New Year, Alice Mizrachi, OCMC, Sek3, Cern, Gentleman’s Game, Shinji Murakami, Vexta, 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, Rachel Meuler, Joseph Meloy. Curated by Johnny Leo

The Lodge Gallery proudly hosts an opening reception and silent auction of over 30 works to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research. In 1990 Dana-Farber became one of the inaugural organizations in the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. Presented by Johnny Leo Projects, in conjunction with the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge, many of the works included here consider the tragedy of last year’s Boston Marathon. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Claudia Adams Barr Program, furthering their mission and the continued fight against cancer.

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

White Box Fundraiser Board, 2013 – Republic Community

Summer, 2013



Republic Worldwide is pleased to be working with White Box for their 2013 Spring Benefit, honoring the remarkable work and career of pioneering feminist artist Martha Wilson, with the Richard J. Massey Foundation – White Box Arts and Humanities Award. White Box has invited its Honorary Board Member and groundbreaking feminist artist, Carolee Schneemann to create and present Martha Wilson with a unique Scepter at the event. May 21st at ROX Gallery, from 7pm until 9pm, the benefit will include a live auction offering 15 artworks by some of NY’s best and world-renowned artists. For more information contact benefit@whiteboxny.org or call 212-714-2347






Roger Ricco and Justin Canha at The Cooke Center

Dec. 9, 2010


On Wednesday Dec. 9, students of the Cooke Center Academy were treated to a film presentation and lecture by Roger Ricco of Ricco/Maresca Gallery on a selection of artists who were born with a variety of developmental disorders and who have used the creative process to communicate in unique and inspiring artistic ways.
One of the artists in the film was Justin Canha and he was on hand with his father Briant Canha who followed Mr. Ricco with a special presentation of his own.
Diagnosed with autism at an early age, Justin began his artistic career at the age of 13 with the support of Arts Unbound, a New Jersey based non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic achievement of people with disabilities. Since the age of 15, Justin has been represented by Ricco/Maresca Gallery and in August 2006, Justin’s artwork was featured in Oprah Magazine. Aspects of his autistic and artistic life have been described in two recent documentaries, “Autism: A Different Way of Communicating” and “Sidecars.” In January 2008, Justin successfully made his world debut at the Outsider Art Fair in NYC and In April 2008, his artwork was shown at Art Chicago, the world-renowned international contemporary and modern art fair.
Since then, Justin’s family has been using his experience to educate and inspire others by presenting the trial and error techniques that they employed to first begin to communicate with Justin and then to develop his fruitful artistic career.

Thanks again to Roger Ricco along with artist Justin Canah and his parents Briant and Maria Teresa Canah for their participation. Thank you also to Mary Munsch and Emily Mason from The Cooke Center Academy and to REPUBLIC community relations coordinator and charity DirectorJay Isch for for all of their time and efforts.






Ft. Greene Parents Association Easter Hunt, April 2010, 2011 – Republic Community

April 2010, 2011

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Saturday March 27th was a chilly a morning but the sun was bright and REPUBLIC Worldwide was excited to volunteer for PATH’s (Parents Around The Hill) Fort Greene Easter Egg Hunt. Our Charity Director, Jason Isch, geared up in the bunny suit and was off to lead the parade, cut the string for the egg hunt, and of course take pictures with all the sugared-up little kiddies of Clinton Hill and Ft. Greene. Jason Voegele organized the very limited slots for photos with the bunny, Marissa Forbes assisted at the raffle table, Shaakir Thomas (REPUBLIC Worldwide’s intern) helped with the set-up and clean-up, and Sean McGurn was there to capture all the fun.
REPUBLIC Worldwide is proud to continue having opportunities to help out around our local community. It was a wildly successful event and we had a blast meeting all the parents who are making strides in bettering the Brooklyn neighborhood. It’s always a pleasure to work with children and help build memories.






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Gisimba Memorial Center Fundraiser, July 2008 – Republic Community

July, 2008

Brooklyn, NY



In the summer of 2008, Chrissie Lam, the founder of Create for a Cause, volunteered at Gisimba Memorial Center in Kigali, Rwanda to work with over 200 children who have been orphaned by genocide, HIV/ AIDS and malaria. The picture she paints of her experience there is of a bright hope in the midst of a chaotic and bleak future for the youngest of Rwandas generations. Filled to capacity the center is now only able to take in children under special circumstances and only receives about five children per year. All of the children are required to go to school and a large number go on to study higher education making them more able to build normal lives once they become old enough to transition out of the orphanage and into regular life. The orphanage and its schools also prepare the children to reinvest their skills and knowledge back into their communities and to contribute to the hope of a better future for a new Rwanda.

Inspired by Chrissie and the Gisimba Memorial Center, REPUBLIC is proud to present REACHING OUT: GISIMBA ORPHANAGE. As the first in our ongoing REACHING OUT program of recurring charitable fundraising projects, REPUBLIC and CREATE FOR A CAUSE are working together to involve our local communities and New York City at large in a campaign to keep Gisimba Memorial Center equipped with the basic necessities it requires to stay in operation and to help provide the children who live there with basic healthcare, food and education. The proceeds from the campaign will also be distributed through the Memorial Center to support sustainable revenue generating projects within the Kigali community.

Friday, May 29th at Le Grand Dakar Restaurant in Clinton Hill Brooklyn, REPUBLIC will be hosting an extraordinary evening of celebration and fundraising with dance performance, music by Indoda Entsha percussion ensemble, food by master chef Pierre Thaim and drinks with a silent auction and exhibition of photography by contemporary Rwandan artists.

Bring an empty belly and a full heart! Your financial contribution to this important cause does so much more than help the Gisimba Memorial Center, it also helps to further the reputation of our own community as a shining example of brotherhood and sisterhood throughout the world. New York has always been a city that leads by example. This is an opportunity to set an example for our own children and for our own families, for our friends and neighbors. This is an opportunity to reflect on how blessed we truly are and to reach out to the less fortunate than ourselves with just a small helping hand, not to pull them up but to help give them the tools to pull themselves up.

All monetary and silent auction donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. REPUBLIC will be collecting donations throughout the entire month of May. Checks should be made out to Fractured Atlas, with Create for a Cause in the memo line and be sent to Chrissie Lam at 298 Mulberry St. 7L NYC, NY 10012.




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ARBORETUM, October 2012 – Republic WW

An outdoor exhibition  at the Fireman’s Memorial Garden, NYC

Saturday Oct. 6th & Sunday Oct. 7th, 12pm-6pm

Afternoon Opening Reception Saturday Oct 6th, 2pm-4pm


Featuring: Cake, ENX, Jada Fabrizio, Abby Goodman, Peter Goldwater, Nick Horman, Patti Kelly, Hayley McCulloch, Saowakhon Muangkruan, Beatriz Olivetti, Julia Samuels,
Sirikul Pattachote, Veng, Wing.

curated by Keith Schweitzer & Jason Patrick Voegele

Firemen’s Memorial Garden, East 8th Street, NYC (bt Avenue C & Avenue D)

Festival Information: The inaugural “Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens” will take place during the first weekend of October in 24 community gardens on NYC’s Lower East Side. For the first time ever, these community gardens will be unified through art, hosting music, dance, performance, visual art, workshops and activities. The Festival is free and open to all. As a neighborhood-centric event, the “Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens” will be fun, educational, entertaining, and imaginative. Please ask for a map of the participating gardens while visiting our exhibition. The “Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens” is being organized by LUNGS (Loisada United Neighborhood Gardens).

Garden Information: The Firemen’s Garden on East Eighth Street between Avenues C and D honors the memory of all New York City firefighters who were killed in the line of duty. The site pays homage in particular to the memory of Martin R. Celic (1952-1977), a young member of Ladder Company 18 who lost his life fighting a fire in the tenement that once stood here.

















Not My Day Job, Oct. 2012 – Republic WW

October 12 – October 14, 2012

The Prince George Ballroom, NYC


Thanks to everyone who came out for the festivities, gourmet food by some of the city’s top chefs, songs, performances and drinks kindly sponsored by St. Germain with an exhibition of New York’s finest artists curated by Jason Voegele of Republic Worldwide and Keith Schweitzer of MaNY. Organized around the concept of Artists and Musicians who make ends meet through day jobs in the food and service industry, the project was a huge charitable success and we have included some pictures below. Thanks again to all the artists and motivated art lovers who came out to support the project.