Official Angel Magician
Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois
Profession & Background: Tom Patton's life-long interest in magic was stimulated when baby # 4 arrived and there was reduced time for his oil painting past-time. Manipulating coins was his first introduction into magic followed by card tricks. Lessons from a fellow Magician, a set of books "Tarbell Course in Magic," and hour after hour of practice sent Tom on his way to becoming a Professional Magician. He has been performing now for over thirty years and is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
In his magic career, Tom has performed as MR MAGiC-Tom Patton doing close-up shows at convention centers such as The Rosemont Horizon; stage shows for schools, organizations, churches, and private parties; and at resorts including Bethany Beach, Delaware. He also has held a variety of magic training camps for young magicians such as Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See. His love for children and his love for magic have provided the catalyst that make for a memorable magic experience for all ages. Tom is excited to be a part of Project Michelangelo.
Through his professional career, Tom Patton was an Educator serving as a Teacher, Coach, Testing Coordinator, Gifted Coordinator, Curriculum Director and Chief Administrator for Elementary Education in Chicago area schools. He holds a Master's degree from the University of Illinois and undergraduate degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. He is married with four children and six grandchildren.
Specialties: MR MAGiC-Tom Patton does tricks with cards, coins, ropes, scarfs, doves and other media. He entertains as a professional Magician on stage, for close-up walk around magic, private parties, churches, and schools. He spends much of the summer training young magicians in magic camps.
Philosophies: Tom believes that children are our greatest resource and that children of all ages are fascinated with illusions and the art of magic. As a Christian Magician, he believes that with God's help, he can use his talents to entertain all age groups with a fun, clean and respectful show.
"And we all know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 (King James Version)