Artist Showcase

The Blood Connection presents The Artist Showcase featuring Joy Spirit Hawk Evans & Helen Farmer Edwards

Exhibit Dates: May 19 – August 15 at Woodruff Road Donation Center

Joy Spirit Hawk Evans says her jewelry designs take her on a journey back in time. Through her hands the ones who came before create again, guiding and inspiring her. She designs, hand hammers, shapes, stamps & files each piece in the old southwest Indian way. With each piece completed, she is left in amazement with what the hands and heart can create from sterling silver, copper, brass and stones dug from Mother Earth. No two pieces are ever exactly alike. This style of jewerly making is truly American. It not only is a monetary investment but an investment in beauty to enjoy each day. It tugs at the heart.

Joy Spirit Hawk Evans is of Cherokee descent. She is a silversmith, painter, design & sign artist. This creativity that has fueled her life was not learned in a classroom but given to her as a gift. She is grateful. Living in “SaKaNaGa” (Cherokee for “The Great Blue Hills of God”) the Blue JOY SPIRIT HAWK EVANS Ridge of the Carolina’s, brings great
peace and inspiration.

Joy Spirit Hawk Evans • 864-417-7363 •


Helen Farmer Edwards is from a house full of an abundance of curious things and collections. She is a committed maker who gives all the attention to the nuances of the materials and processes and hopes that the end products become tangible fantasies that question what is considered precious, needed or necessary. She plays with the relationship between pristine loveliness and tarnished coarseness in a way that is not necessarily oppositional. She has a sincere fascination with using impractical, surprising, absurd natures of multiples in her art. She makes so many things because of her ingrained idea that two is better than one, three is better than two, and six hundred sixty-five is better than six hundred sixty-four. While creating, she gives all her attention to the nuances of the materials and processes. Helen received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in Athens in 2011, and previously graduated with her BFA from the University of Tennessee in 2006. She has shown her work in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally. HELEN FARMER EDWARDS Helen currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina.

Helen Farmer Edwards • 864-907-1600 • •