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Michael Felk

 

Michael Felk
College Training: Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering Degrees
 

Experience: 8 years Research and Apprenticeship, 22 years delivering public interpretive presentations and demonstrations, 23 years professional practice full time.
Adjunct: 19+ years in the design and fulfillment of period lighting systems & services for both residential and commercial clients.
  Married: 31yrs, 2 children

Professional Event Authorities Served:

Having amassed many actual period hand and mechanical tools of the Tin-smiths Trade, he has conducted many professional educational event demonstrations for the public. 

Most noted is his annual association with the Dixie Classic Fair, in Winston-Salem NC beginning in 1994 to the present. 

To whom it may concern:

 “Michael Felk has provided tinsmithing demonstrations at the Dixie Classic Fair’s Yesterday Village for over a decade and continues to draw strong crowds. His knowledge and personality draws fair goers in and keeps them entertained while educating them on the craft of making practical and beautiful tin products. He recently has worked with us to sell items made during the Fair, offsetting the cost of his demonstrations”. 

“I would recommend Michael to any Fair or Festival wanting and entertaining and quality demonstration at their event. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this recommendation further, please contact me at sparks@dcfair.com.” 

Sincerely

David L. Sparks

Fair Director, Dixie Classic Fair, Winston-Salem, NC


Other 2016 decision making authorities express:

Verbal-“Great engagement with visitors, high value…You are the type entertainment we need here, and need you back”

Melinda Gammon-Director, Field Day of the Past, Richmond Va.- contact: mfielddayofthepast@gmail.com


Verbal- “Well received by our visitors and completely satisfied with your contribution, and would certainly need you back for next year”

Nancy Smith, Assistant Manager, South Carolina State Fair-contact: nancys@scstatefair.org 
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Performances Survey Form- Proved to attract visitors and was considered to by dynamic, enriching, cultural, and educational with no changes required. Audience participation was given with interaction for all ages especially the shool aged. Proved to enhance overall event offerings. Cost for this entertainment was found to be commensurate with services provided.
Prince William County Fair

Donnie Squires-President


Show content includes:

Tour of Exhibits, Mining to 18th Century Plating, Daily Living Archives produced their History and Use, 1st Level Game– "What am I making" with clue provided to audience, 2nd Level Game– Mystery Case Triple Guess Challenge, Winners circle with applause, Audience questions with supervised participation, includes 30minute carry over!

Annually these shows include continuous upgrades as reflected in the never before seen oddities or period contrivances included inside the "Mystery Living Archives Case".  These rare contrivances sample actual reproductions of 18th to 19th centuries, covering domestic, agriculture, military and medical devices used daily though since have disappeared.

 



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