Some of you know who Jain and Eliot Sekuler are; some of you don't. In the history of Juli Crockett and the Evangenitals, they are central, recurring characters. For example, the 'ol "Sun is Shining" video and "Last Supper" photo from the Everlovin' album was shot at their house, and we met Jim Kweskin playing a fundraiser in their backyard. Michael Feldman and I got married in that same backyard, and Jain was the person that married us! Jain was also our doula when we gave birth (at home) to our son Thelonious.
So, yeah... we go deep.
Jain & Eliot spearheaded the formation of the Lummis Day Festival, which the Evangenitals have played a time or two, and have made numerous other contributions to the arts (among other things) in Los Angeles. At long last they are being honored for their efforts. And we, the Evangenitals, get to be the band for this great event.
The annual LA Artcore Fundraiser takes place Saturday, October 18, from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the organization’s Union Arts Center space, 120 Judge John Aliso Street (adjacent to Little Tokyo).
The event features foot-stomping music by The Evangenitals (7pm) and silent and live auctions of art by emerging and mid-career artists. Honorees at this year’s event are Jain and Eliot Sekuler, board members of the Lummis Day Community Foundation and long-time supporters of L.A. arts. Appetizers, beer, wine and other beverages will be served.
Tickets, priced at $35, are available at the door or for advance purchase at: http://laartcore.org/New_Website/2014_auction.html
Formed in Los Angeles in 1979, LA Artcore finds and exposes artists locally and internationally whose work shows dedication, excellence and originality. The non-profit group operates at the Brewery Arts Complex in Lincoln Heights and at Union Center for the Arts in Little Tokyo. It has maintained a continuous calendar of art exhibitions at both locations, featuring 1,600 artists over three decades.
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