PROFESSOR PHELYX THE MENTALIST
Professor Phelyx's 32 years of dedication to magic has yielded one of the top Mentalist Magicians
in the country! "The best money we've ever spent on entertainment!" "Genuis!" "Phelyx is a true
artist." "UNFORGETTABLE!" Having performed thousands of shows since 1981, his mind-blowing
act feels warm, genuine, and sincere. Professor Phelyx's delivery is both funny and charming. His
audiences are left with having had a magical experience that they will talk about for years...
Professor Phelyx has been deemed a "Genuine Intuitive" and this is evidenced as he accurately
reads the minds of audience members in a way that is wholly entertaining for an entire roomful of
people. There is clearly an influence of Circus, Vaudeville and other by-gone eras of live
entertainment in Phelyx's character and showmanship, but it is also easy to sense that Phelyx is
just being Phelyx, when he is demonstrating impossible feats of mental metal-bending, mind-
reading, and card magic. Professor Phelyx's signature effect of bending stainless steel forks,
spoons, keys, and coins, in open air, completely surrounded by an audience that is less than two
feet from him, remains a mystery that nets hundreds of emails from fans and magicians alike,
offering money and favors for the secrets. The close-up performances are interactive and do not
require microphones or stages. He arrives ready to entertain. Phelyx's appearances offer the most
unforgettable impact available for your entertainment budget. He is a charming, entertaining, mind-
blowing guest host. Consider Professor Phelyx for Strolling Entertainment, a Featured Stage Show,
or even as the funny and amazing Emcee for your next awards ceremony.
Professor Phelyx's magic offers sleight-of-hand and sleight-of-mind that is thoroughly entertaining
to audiences ranging in size from one to hundreds. He has been described as, "A powerful
entertainer of the highest caliber!" by one of the most successful magicians in Las Vegas, but you
should hear what his audiences say! "Phelyx does so much more than magic! Amazing!" says, Acie
VanCleave, of MultiMedia AV. Dr. Lisa Stimmel writes, "People are still talking about our event, a
year later, because of Professor Phelyx!" He performs for VIP and celebrity mixers, in comedy
clubs, corporate parties and events, restaurants and bars, television, and even on the radio. He
has appeared in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and in many other notable cities. Professor
Phelyx boasts a recent client list of many celebrities and companies like, Leon Redbone, Jane's
Addiction, Starbucks Corporation, The Denver Broncos, IKEA, Coca Cola, The Hunter S.
Thompson Estate, The Denver Mayor's Office, Sleight of Hand Cellars, Westword magazine,
MetroMix, The Colorado Avalanche, and many, many more. When he is not on tour, Professor
Phelyx regularly makes public appearances, in the Downtown Denver area and you are highly
encouraged to come get a taste of this warm, funny, memorable, and astounding talent.
Phelyx has declined three invitations from the producers of America's Got Talent, season 6, for a
priority audition... in favor of what he calls, "controllably tethered opportunities."
In 2009 and 2010, Professor Phelyx co-produced and starred in "Magic Underground," an adult
comedy magic show that ran 68 amazing shows at the famous venue, Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
in Downtown Denver.
For four years, Phelyx has been one of the featured performers for the famous Lannie's Clocktower
Cabaret in downtown Denver. At this venue, Phelyx has performed in more than 700 shows
including Naughty Pierre's Burlesque and Comedy Extravaganza and for Miss Lannie Garrett's
In 2005-2006, Phelyx performed 110 nights at Dazzle Jazz Club, Denver, Colorado.
Professor Phelyx is the Emcee for, "Tom, Dick, and Harry" a Vegas Rat Pack tribute show.
Phelyx worked as the Emcee for "Immundo" a monthly, elite Burlesque show featuring several of the
top talents in the region.
Now, an official support act, on April 18th, 2009 Phelyx performed a stage show to open a SOLD
OUT Leon Redbone concert at Swallow Hill. Phelyx was subsequently contracted to return "by
popular demand", to open for Redbone again, on May 6th, 2010 at Belly Up, in Aspen and on May
8th, 2010 at Swallow Hill in Denver. He opened for another SOLD OUT concert with Leon Redbone
again on April 15th, 2011, and yet another on October 6th, 2012 at Swallow Hill.
In 2008, Phelyx invented and co-designed a line of products for professional, close-up magicians
called, "C.P.M. Systems" (Covert Prop Management Systems) and is producing the products in
conjunction with Stryker By Design, Denver, CO. (http://www.strykerbydesign.com)
Phelyx is represented by a variety of talent booking agencies, including the contemporary
International circus act agency, H. V. Quenzer, and by Skyline Talent, Blue Moon Talent, Alexandra
Entertainment, and StarKey Productions.
Phelyx has been photographed by a number of well-known photographers, and the famous
photographer, Cheryl Jacobs, called the Anti-Geddes by European magazines, has produced his
favorite portraits. http://www.cheryljacobsportraits.com/exposure.html
PHELYX THE ARTIST
Phelyx is, above all, an artist. His exploration of all interpretations of the term has resulted in a
renowned collection of skills he calls, “habits”. As a fine artist, Phelyx has exhibited in a variety of
markets and his artworks are collected for not only their aesthetic value, but for their high level of
craftsmanship and innovative use of mediums, including a process he developed, in 2003 for a
clothing company, producing images on natural fabrics with bleach.
Phelyx produces all of the graphics and artwork for the marketing and branding efforts in support of
his magic career.
Phelyx currently produces illustration and artwork for several popular bands and organizations.
Notably, he creates for the Estate of the late Gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, producing
illustration and design to support the annual Hunter S. Thompson Symposium, held in Aspen,
Colorado, by his friend, Thompson's son, Juan Thompson, and the Aspen Institute (http://www.
hunterthompsonfilms.com/videos.php). Additionally, his  portrait of Hunter S. Thompson
remains one of the most popular of his creations.
Phelyx has produced a variety of product packaging design, and in 2007, Sleight of Hand Cellars,
of Walla Walla, Washington hired him to design their six most recent wine labels including, "The
Illusionist", "The Magician's Assistant", "Levitation", and "The Archimage" (depicting a portrait of
himself). (sofhcellars.com) http://www.sofhcellars.com/sofhcellars/news/news.jsp
Recently featured in Lifestyles Magazine, article written by Steve Bjerklie, published July 27th, 2008
Featured in Wine Spectator magazine December 15th, 2011.
Featured in "The Art and Design of Contemporary wine Lables" by Tanya Scholes.
The HGTV (http://www.HGTV.com) television series, "If These Walls Could Talk" Season 1, Episode
11, "Fabulous Ceilings" features Phelyx and his work on the famous, historic Denver, Colorado
landmark and Bed & Breakfast, Castle Marne (http://www.CastleMarne.com). Over the course of six
months, Phelyx authentically re-created, by hand, the original [ca. 1889], painted ceiling murals and
friezes in the mansion's formal dining room and front and back parlor.
Phelyx's clever method of using bleach as an art medium has been widely celebrated, both in
galleries and on the Internet. The website and organization, StencilRevolution.com has hosted
images of his work for several years, and in 2007, they
requested a tutorial from him. Phelyx obliged with what
has become their most popular tutorial, at over 500,000
hits (to date).
An abbreviated version of this tutorial, with full credit to Phelyx,
is published in the book, "Stencil Nation", in the "How-To"
section. "Stencil Nation" by, Russell Howze, pub. Manic D Press,
2008 (ISBN-10:1933149221 ISBN-13:978-1933149226)
The full bleaching tutorial is also published on eHow.com:
Other specific references to Phelyx's innovative bleaching methods can be located all over the
Internet. Phelyx's work and techniques have swiftly earned a cult following. At last count, more than
one hundred sites have linked or referenced Phelyx's bleach imaging tutorial.
Phelyx's work for Sleight of Hand Cellars resulted in a highly-acclaimed collection of wine labels.
This work has recently been featured in a book entitled, The Art and Design of Contemporary Wine
Labels. The Art and Design of Contemporary Wine Labels is an illustrated survey of the art and
design of contemporary wine labels from approximately 250 international wine producers. The book
highlights the graphic designers and artists who have contributed to the progress of wine label
design in the modern era.
The Rocky Mountain News, of Colorado
The Denver Post, of Colorado
The Walla Walla Union Bulletin, Washington
The Olympian, Washington
PHELYX THE HUMAN
Phelyx currently lives in his home town, Denver, Colorado. In 2008, Phelyx married his high school
sweetheart, Jacky. He is the father of daughter, Quincy, and son, Jasper. He is step-father to
Tallon. Proud grandfather to Jensen. Phelyx is the son of reknowned homicide investigator and co-
founder of world-famous "NecroSearch International", Dick C. Hopkins (1941-1998) and mother,
Linda D. Hopkins.
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Phelyx in the
|One of the most stolen images on the Internet.
Just Google "Phelyx Bleach", and see.
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"Classic Vaudevillian charm."