Use Your Conscience to Bring Greater Creativity Into Your World
with Mahiema Anand, Filmmaker and Jenness Cortez, Artist
SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
Wednesday morning, 10:30 – 11:30am ET
LIVE Webinar Online via ZOOM
To celebrate the release of YOUR CONSCIENCE, a new book by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev), we are pleased to have Mahiema Anand and Jenness Cortez joining us in the second in a series of webinars entitled “Conversations on Your Conscience.” Please join us on Wednesday as Leonard speaks with Mahiema Anand and Jenness Cortez about their perspectives on how to use Your Conscience to improve your wellbeing. Time will be allotted for audience Q&A.
FREE, Registration is required to attend.
Mahiema Anand, Filmmaker
Mahiema Anand began her career in the media working for major advertising agencies in her native India. The trajectory of her life changed when she met Ken Dyer, a documentary filmmaker who taught her the basics of the craft while on a backpacking trip across Australia’s east coast. She worked for about a dozen years as an independent documentary filmmaker and producer for major outlets including BBC Wales, Columbia Tristar, Turner Broadcasting, and TLC Discovery, among others.
Around the year 2000, Mahiema was on location at the Ganges River, filming a Tantric Indian sect that goes beyond all societal taboos, including those around the human corpse. The experience profoundly impacted her, and she describes the meaning of the moment like this: “Watching death and the philosophy of life unravel itself with such vividness defined my purpose as a filmmaker. Believe it or not, it’s been 20 long years and I am yet to touch fiction.” Since then, her work has revolved around stories and people associated with spirituality, mysticism, paranormal experiences and alchemy that explore some of the lesser-known and lesser-understood aspects of the world we live in. Her most recent creative expression is called Shifting Tides, a YouTube series of interviews with a wide variety of fascinating guests, including Dr. Ervin Laszlo, now in its second season.
Jenness Cortez, Artist
Jenness Cortez a distinguished figure in the contemporary revival of classical realist painting. She was born in Indiana and as a teenager studied with the classically trained Dutch painter Antonius Raemaekers. She further developed her solid fine arts background as a graduate of the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and student of Arnold Blanch at the Art Students League of New York.
Early in her career she worked as an editorial illustrator, then returned to her love of painting, with animals as her primary subject matter. For twenty years (1977-1996), she skillfully portrayed horses–most notably, thoroughbred racehorses. In the mid-1990s a growing interest in again broadening the challenges of her work inspired Cortez to move from horses to landscapes, then to cityscapes and at last to interiors and still life painting where her focus remains today. Since 2003 the Homage to the Creative Spirit series has been her primary mode of expression. She continues to produce these superbly conceived and executed images. Each of her works touches upon important questions about the nature of painting and the significance of art objects, and presents subtle shades of meaning that invite contemplation.
Ms. Cortez has been exhibiting in New York since 1975 and has had more than 40 solo shows throughout the United States. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including those of the New York State Museum, Skidmore College, SUNY Empire State College, Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, and HRH Queen Elizabeth, II.