In the Hands of Alchemy
The Art and Life of Jerry Wennstrom
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You can order the DVD for $14.95 by e-mailing Jerry. This DVD, originally produced by Parabola Magazine and distributed by Sentient Publications, spans a 27-year period of Jerry's art and life and includes all three films made about him:
- (New) Studio Dialogue (2006) - a new 30-minute presentation before a live audience by Jerry Wennstrom with music by Marilyn Strong.
- In The Hands of Alchemy: The Art and Life of Jerry Wennstrom (2000)
- The Life and Work of Jerry Wennstrom (1978)
This is a film for:
Anyone with the sneaking suspicion that they are more than the sum of what they produce
Anyone who aspires to make art out of life
EVERYONE who desires freedom
For in-depth stories about life after he destroyed his work, see Jerry's book, The Inspired Heart. You can also see Jerry's recent body of work in carved wooden and mechanical sculpture.
"In the Hands of Alchemy is a delightful film, an alchemical mixture in itself of inspiration, spirituality, art and the story of a remarkable human being."
-- David Spangler, author, Blessings; Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent and Everyday Miracles: The Inner Art of Manifestation
"There is a tremendous kind of courage that Jerry showed in the midst of the chaos and the individual loneliness of the Post-Modern world, to go his own way. It was the ultimate artistic step."
-- David Whyte, author, The Heart Aroused and Crossing the Unknown Sea
Meeting after a video showing at the Cinema of the Spirit Film Festival (PDF) are, from left to right:
Shems Friedlander (Director of Rumi: Wings of Love, a Parabola Video), Marilyn Strong, Jerry Wennstrom (center), Mickey Lemle (Director of Ram Dass: Fierce Grace), Joe Kulin (Publisher of Parabola), and Andrea Kulin.