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November Funder Highlights
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Support from Visionary Funders
Makes Fern Street Circus Possible

Funder Highlights • Show at Kensington Park, Sunday, December 13th

Support from Visionary Funders
Makes Fern Street Circus Possible

Funder Highlights

Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office
The history of Fern Street Circus is thoroughly tied to Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office, starting in 1993 and our first after-school program. Fern Street’s appearances at ArtSplash in Carlsbad – for several years – were all funded in part by their grants, including $2,500 from Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office in 2014. The grant enabled Fern Street Circus to play at ArtSplash this past September, a real joy. We created parades with Studio 2 Artists and San Diego Guild of Puppetry, helping enliven this wondrous arts event. Fern Street Circus at ArtSplash was the kick-off event for our 25th Anniversary Neighborhood Tour.
 
We thank Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office for long-time support of Fern Street Circus and for enriching Carlsbad with so much art through its granta programs, arts education and public art programs, and the magnificent TGIF Concerts in the Parks.
UPS Store 0400
Special thanks to Dennis Stein and his six UPS Stores for their in-kind donation of $1,000 worth of printing. Thanks to their very fast turnaround, we were able to print flyers, programs, and 1-page color development pieces on card stock.

Dennis is a great community asset in North Park, and a vibrant presence in his neighborhoods. 
Again, thank you, Dennis Stein and The UPS Stores in North Park, Kensington, Mira Mesa, U.T.C., La Jolla, and Chula Vista for 
supporting Fern Street Circus.
Links: 
Dennis Stein rides to work - https://vimeo.com/83400246
The UPS Store 0400 FaceBook page - https://www.facebook.com/theupsstore0400/
Arimaw Productions
Michael Wulffhart has been so generous to Fern Street Circus in our revival, donating to us a ring curb, sidewalls, curtains, performance flags, a floor cloth, and loads of circus equipment which originally came from Fern Street. We particularly appreciate equipment made by Pop Canestrelli.
 
Michael began his distinguished theatrical career performing mime and magic on some of the most famous streets in the world (in England, Israel, South Africa and the United States), and with San Francisco Mime Troupe. He serves as resident director for the World Famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, developing, writing, and performing in many, many productions.

We thank and honor Mr. Wulffhart and Arimaw Productions for support and amazing donations!

Igor Arefiev
Through American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO), Igor Arefiev sent out a notice to youth circuses around the United States that he had hire wire equipment he wanted to donate from Las Vegas.  We accepted his generous offer.
 
Quite an amazing lot of equipment in a beautifully constructed box on heavy casters: a full balance pole, platform, wires, come-alongs, and lots of cables and shackles. Our tightwire coach/performer, Erica Saben, using it in our after-school program and show. In the meantime, we use it on occasion with our kids and in individual training.
 
Mr. Arefiev is head coach of Cirque du Soleil’s show, Dralion, and also worked on Cirque’s Alegria and Criss Angel’s BeLIEve. As a world-renowned high wire artist, he performed with Cirque’s La Nouba show, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and Moscow Circus.
 
Thank you, Igor, for bringing us this great tightwire equipment, which will benefit Fern Street Circus for a long, long time.
Fern Street Circus Show on Sunday, Dec. 13th • 12 noon
The Circus helps Adams Avenue Business Association celebrate the holidays at Kensington Neighborhood Park (Adams Avenue east of the 15 Freeway).Funding by City Council District 9.

WHERE  Kensington Neighborhood Park
                Adams Ave. at Kensington Dr.
WHEN    Sunday, December 13th • 12 noon
WHAT     Holiday Celebration • FREE

Copyright © 2015 Fern Street Community Arts, Inc., All rights reserved.
Our very first after-school program, in 1993 at Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club, was made possible by a grant from the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office.
Performers and Apprentices at ArtSplash in Carlsbad
Dennis Stein at his annual circus party in North Park. He hired Fern Street Circus (with Erica Saben, left)  to enliven his 40th birthday party and celebrate Mid-City’s own single ring circus.
Michael Wulffhart  and Arimaw Productions donated flags and sidewalls, including this historic Pickle Family Circus painting.
 Links:
www.arimaw.com
www.facebook.com/Arimaw-Productions-315154868524497/
Igor Arefiev 
http://art-of-balance.net
www.linkedin.com/in/igor-arefiev-411b18b

Igor Arefiev on the high wire in La Nouba 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np-208tzlK0
The equipment box and balance pole case - leavin' Las Vegas.
Please support San Diego's social circus

Fern Street Circus
P.O. Box 5864
San Diego, CA  92165
Tel. 619.230.2055
www.fernstreetcircus.com
john@fernstreetcircus.com

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