PICTURE STORIES with a point-of-view,
PARIS PARABLES—Les Seductions is an art video of vignettes that chronicles Visual Artist Lisl Dennis' recent sojourn in the City of Lights. A richly-textured audiovisual presentation of evocative sights and seductive sounds, each segment reveals Lisl's creative process as she records nostalgia and flower shops; museums and fashion exhibits; neighborhood produce markets and architectural sites; street scenes and window shopping.
CELEBRITY SPOTTED spotted Owen Wilson—Gil
in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris—at the Cafe Deux Magot. Story
Guide Lisl Dennis leads you around town, as her Parisian perspectives
meaning and metaphor.
AN EGAGING EXPERIENCE of art, ideas, and call-to-action, PARIS PARABLES—Les Seductions inspires you to refresh your intentions for the New Year 2013. The evocative presentation invites consideration and conversation around much of what is going on in today's complex world.
What a wonderful feast for the senses you choreographed Saturday. So enjoyed Paris Parables-Les Seductions, and to be part of such a group of awesome women!
— VALMAI ELKINS
Academy of Power Feng Shui Santa Fe
PARABLES was brilliant, truly. An engaging presentation
graciously facilitated. Thoughtful, well planned and orchestrated—warm
and stimulating. An inspired juxtaposition of the Creative and Complex.
I am still insoired and assimilating our gathering: the women, and the infinite, shifting, emergent, transformative possibilities of creative engagement. I thank you and Merle for your collaboration.
It was wondrous!
— JAN KARAFYLAKIS, Artist
being with you for PARIS PARABLES 2012, I was mesmerized
by your poise and mastery of message and inspiration—and the way
in which you bridged CP Snow's Two Cultures—the Parallel universe
of Art and Science. Few can do this. You have been an inspiring guide
and leader, continually evolving the conversation.
— CHASE AULT, Straight to the Chase
you did a superb job, and I was really happy with
the day. I love your PARIS PARABLES. They are wonderfully poetic, and
I think they serve their purpose well. Your attention to detail for the
whole day worked: a lot of intentional creativity—and creative intention
I am really happy I came.
— KATHERYN TOLL, Film Critic
I wanted to tell you I really enjoyed our big day
together. I was really inspired to think many things, grow many ideas
after conversations with people—and the exercises we did. Such a
well spent day. And your PARIS PARABLES film is impressive and moving.
Thank you for all of it!!!
— NAN NEWTON, Musician
Thank you for
the meaningful event that you and Merle facilitated. It was quite
a success. I am happy to have seen your artistry. Your eye and sense of
the beautiful, exotic and seductive is quite refined. I share your love
of language and quotes: the way you combine it all is effective.
...I feel intense passion about these issues, with which we, as a species, are grappling at this point in time. Gathering with concerned people to have deep conversations about the complexities that abound is essential for my sanity. That is the reason, despite my bust schedule, I took you up on your invitation to join your gathering
— JULIANA COLES, Activist, Heart and Soul
Ah! PARIS PARABLES:
A wonderful experience! The film is rich in imagery, ideas and information.
Watching it, I came to a place of stillness. From that place I could step
right into it and absorb it. Multiple viewings are a must
— KRISTIN RYAN, Social Service
You and Merle
should feel good about the participation and content of your PARIS PARABLES
retreat day. Friends of mine who participated really liked the "Les Seduction"
film, and want to see it again! Imagine you sold a bunch of tickets to
Paris immediately afterwards, if they had previously fought off the urge
to do so after seeing "Midnight in Paris."
— JAN DENTON, Artist
your PARIS PARABLES. The setting was beautiful, and the women aware
and thoughtful; and you and Merle were excellent guides. Still thinking
about photos and queries.
— LYNN BROWN, Marketing Consultant
Thanks to you
and Merle, and to Joanna for all the inspiration and love you poured
— COLLEN KELLY, Artist, I-Ching Consultant
The provocative Paris Parables. So uniquely visual & totally enjoyable. Loved what you said about spending all those years developing & practicing your own personal style, and now working on deconstructing it.
— CLAUDIA JESSUP, Author