Today the meeting with the trustees was great, because I finally got some feel for the numbers in SFAI’s budget. I also met a fellow Cornellian (always a fun thing) and turns out Jay Pidto ’60 was also in Phi Lam (which merged with Phi Delt) right after he was there…so we’re brothers…That was pretty sweet. I’m really looking forward to reading the strategic plan…although I fear it may lead to grumpyness…I’ll only take it in little chunks.

In other news the SF Ballet interview went really well, and I’m stoked to be part of the new housing initiative…it’s going to be a lot of fun.

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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