Elkins Park's James and Evelyn Smoyer Inspire at MossRehab's 'All About Art'
All About Art at MossRehab (Elkins Park), the annual international juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts by artists with disabilities, opened on April 30 and will run until July 1. This free and open to the public exhibition features the creative work of Elkins Park’s own James and Evelyn Smoyer. James and Evelyn’s perseverance of their artistic passion while suffering from severe car accident injuries is an inspiration.
James and Evelyn Smoyer design and construct jewelry using antique beads, Victorian buttons, typewriter keys, vintage mold settings and more. Educated at Spring Garden Institute and the Tyler School of Art, James work also includes hand fabricating, eighteenth century pierce work techniques, hand cut overlay work, complex engraved work and primitive glyph designs. Evelyn and James were severely injured in back to back car accidents. James has permanent hip, shoulder and back injuries with chronic pain. Evelyn uses a walker due to permanent spinal and knee damage, has major shoulder injuries and suffered several severe concussions with lasting effects.
The exhibition showcases works by 86 artists and fine craft artisans. In addition to local artists, there are exhibitors from throughout the United States, Canada and France. Mediums include oil and watercolor painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, needlepoint and jewelry. Prices range from $12 to $3,400, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the MossRehab Diagnostic Laboratories.
MossRehab at Einstein at Elkins Park, 60 East Township Line Road, is the site of All About Art. The show runs from April 30 through July 1 when it is free and open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 215.663.6100.