On Sunday May 13th, IJC musicians Lee Triffon, Erez Sivan, and Jeremy Lawrence helped launch the Arts at AJU Performances in the Garden series. All were alumni of the 2017 Reciprocity: LA Artists Retreat, held in partnership with Asylum Arts.
Guests of all ages gathered to enjoy this inaugural performance event, a special celebration for Mother’s Day, which took place outdoors in the magical surroundings of the Sondra and Marvin Smalley Sculpture Garden at the American Jewish University. One of LA’s best kept secrets, the Sculpture Garden - which includes works by Sol Lewitt, Jenny Holzer and Charles Ginnever - came alive to the energetic and soulful sounds of Jeremy’s spiritually charged band Bles’d and the beautiful acoustic stylings of Israeli musicians Erez Sivan & Lee Triffon. This was Erez and Lee’s first pop-up show as a duo after their meeting at Reciprocity: LA Artists Retreat and decision to together explore ways to reinvigorate traditional Israeli music and Jewish prayer melodies. Guests also received an extra treat as they left, in the form of a specially designed token by fellow IJC and Reciprocity: LA Artists Retreat alum, artist Hillel Smith.
Thank you to Erez, Lee, Jeremy, and Bles’d for an incredible afternoon of music!
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Go here to learn more about our upcoming events including Conversations in Sculpture on June 10th with fellow IJC’ers Rachel Kann, Sarah Klegman, Alexander Nemser, and Deenah Vollmer.