Family Entertainer, Tim Sonefelt to Perform

Magic Show for Fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair!

Magician Tim Sonefelt will be bringing his magic to Asheville on January 18 to help local 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The family-friendly magic show will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 337 Charlotte Street. Ticket sales of $10 for adults and $5 for children will help raise money for The Vanishing Wheelchair and its work with teaching people with disabilities skills in the arts.

Tim Sonefelt has been performing professionally since 1988. He’s received awards from the Winter Carnival of Magic in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; The Florida State Magicians Convention; and the South Eastern Association of Magicians, where he received the Hal Martin Award for Excellence in Magical Stage Performance in 1990. In January of 1998, Tim received the South Carolina Magician of the Year award – the first person to ever receive this honor. Tim has appeared at the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States, the Winter Carnival of Magic, South Eastern Association of Magicians Convention, KIDabra and the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.

Tim has taught other magicians all over the eastern United States and performed all over the country for corporate and family audiences. With dozens of original effects to his credit, he recently launched Wonder Imagery. Wonder Imagery produces the finest printed silks in the world with the exclusive black hem. This venture also brings to life the possibility for custom silks from original digital artwork.

His non-performance background includes over ten years in graphic design, marketing and product development in the printing industry. Tim has used this experience to his advantage when designing and building web sites for himself and numerous other speakers and entertainers.

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. was founded on November 24, 2010 by magicians Ricky D. Boone and T.J. Shimeld. It has used the proceeds from the events it hosts to launch “All Things Possible” to teach skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working to people with disabilities. These workshops are available to other non-profits to share with their clientele and will be conducted at its Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway. Eventually the non-profit wishes to expand to establish a universally accessible hands-on museum for children to explore the arts and sciences at which people with disabilities can work and continue to learn these skills.

Come support The Vanishing Wheelchair. Tickets may be available at the door, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged since seating is limited. Purchase tickets online at, or contact Magic Central, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L, Asheville, North Carolina 28804, or call 828-645-2941.

For more information contact T.J. Shimeld at, 1129 Allman Ridge Road, Morganton, North Carolina 28655. Call 828-443-8414.