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In the Hands of Alchemy: The Art and Life of Jerry Wennstrom
In the Hands of Alchemy The Art and Life of Jerry Wennstrom
Genres: Special Interests
1hr 8min

Twenty-five years ago artist Jerry Wennstrom went on an extensive fast and came out of it knowing that God's will was that he destroy all his paintings and give away his possessions and money. Wennstrom's work is life-affi...  more »

     
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Genres: Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Special Interests
Studio: In the Hands of Alchemy - The Art and Life of Jerr
Format: DVD
Run Time: 1hr 8min
Number of Discs: 1
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Languages: English
 

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In the Hands of Alchemy: The Art and Life of Jerry Wennstrom
Marilyn C. Strong | New York | 02/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the Hands of Alchemy (a DVD video)is a portrait of artist, author Jerry Wennstrom whose work and life have become one -- a spontaneous exercise in joy and inspiration for all who aspire to make art out of life. Jerry Wennstrom is an ordinary man who has made the extraordinary choice to live, work and be in relationship in a state of surrender to the will of divine
energy. This choice affects everyone he comes in contact with.In the
Hands of Alchemy is a documentary of this choice and its effect.
--Written for Parabola's "Cinema of the Spirit" festival, New York City, October 2000. The film was selected by a committee chaired by director Martin Scorsese.

In the Hands of Alchemy features testimony and narration by author David Whyte. Included in the film are Depung-Loseling Tibetan Monks blessing a tower that Jerry built on his land and footage of the monks humorously interacting with his art.

The DVD includes the new feature video, "Studio Dialogue" a presentation by Jerry Wennstrom filmed in Jerry's studio on Whidbey Island, WA Abefore a live audience, with music by Marilyn Strong backed by live musicians. Film includes Jerry's latest, large interactive sculptures.

Quote from the film- "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

"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 of Blessings; Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent and Everyday Miracles.

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