For My 35th Birthday, I’d like to see my Pop’s Last Modern Dance Performance Before He Retires March 15th

What I’d really like more than anything for my birthday is help getting to Chicago to see my Father’s final performance at Momenta Dance Company on the 15th before he retires after 41 years of modern dancing. Any little bit is much appreciated my Paypal is pei1@cornell.edu If you’d like to buy some art, I’m open to custom orders large and small! All supporters will get a 4″ x 6″ original drawing sent to you as a thank you.





A night at the San Francisco Ballet, 2008 with father Larry Ippel and son Pete Ippel

A night at the San Francisco Ballet, 2008 with father Larry Ippel and son Pete Ippel

Connecting The Family: Cousins Living On The West Coast

A wonderful day in Ventura, California spent with my family, going analog with printed photos in a scrap book…Sunshine, no wind, and a walk to the Mission, capped off with a studio tour. Delightful.

Family Time Around The Scrap Book

Family Time Around The Scrap Book: Sharing tea up in the VIP Upstairs at Pete Ippel Studio

Come find innovative, contemporary art, right off the 101 at Ventura Avenue and Thompson Boulevard. Visit Pete Ippel Art Studio

It Bugs Me

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Green Cycle Notebook

…when my family fights mostly my brother and sister (both Rob’s kids). It also bugs me when I go to a store and buy something and then a week later it is less expensive. It bugs me when store clerks treat me as an idiot with no money, I’d like to be treated with the same respect as adults. It bugs me how the world is going into depression, anarchy, and destruction of our homes and neighborhoods. It bugs me how there are so many killings and gangs.

09 08 1993 Pete Ippel Preblog

09 08 1993 Pete Ippel Preblog

My Family Is Very Extended

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Green Cycle Notebook

My family is very extended. I just moved into my first house. First, my mother and father got divorced when I was about 5. My dad remarried a Mexican woman with a daughter from her previous marriage. I stayed in Oak Park till the 4th grade. I moved to Morris Partly because my mother started the Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival and partly because she had a boyfriend in Bloomington. They broke up and my mom had other “Friends”. Last year she met a man from England he was over for a job in Bell Labs. He liked folk music and that’s how they met. They got married a few months ago, and now as I said before I have an international family. By the way, Rob, (my stepfather) has two kids David and Hazel both are a pain in the ass. They constantly fight. Hazel broke a window and David broke an antique vase in the time they have been over. They’re leaving in two days. Thank God.

08 24 1993 Pete Ippel Preblog

08 24 1993 Pete Ippel Preblog