Please join Mayor Cheryl Heitmann as the City of Ventura celebrates its vibrant arts community at the tenth annual Mayor’s Arts Awards reception honoring the 2014 recipients.
The reception is being held on the 5th of November from 7-9pm at the Museum of Ventura County.
100 E. Main Street
Ventura CA 93001
2014 Award Recipients
Miriam Chase Willie – Arts Patron
Dabbie Golden – Arts Leader
Helle Sharling-Todd – Artist in the Community
Miriam Arichea – Arts Educator
Pete Ippel – Emerging Artist
Published by Pete Ippel
Pete Ippel, the son of a dancer and a musician, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. He moved to Morris, Illinois in 1989 and started to participate in athletics rather than dance. After high school, Pete attended Cornell University where he received a BA in psychology and a BFA in photo / digital art making. He continued to follow his sporting dreams in the high jump, which culminated in a school record leap of 7 feet 1/2 inch in 2001.
In May 2004 he attained an MFA degree in the New Genres department of the San Francisco Art Institute. Presently Pete is a practicing artist whose work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited in New York, California, and internationally.
Mr. Ippel resides in Working Artists Ventura, a sustainable artist community in southern California. In addition, he teaches art, is a web developer, an active blogger, and still high jumps from time to time.
As a passionate problem solver and a pragmatic optimist, Pete’s art and his life are full of exciting challenges.
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