So is this the end? Hardly. We’ve all moved off that strip of Market, but those experiences have shaped all our lives. Eating tuna and ketchup…apartments with no windows, and skating to stay sane.
Here’s the information I have right now.
Ethan is still in SF as well as Jimmy and Dennis. I haven’t heard from or about Chris forever.
Josh has moved with his GF to greener pastures.
Kev is home skating like a champ, making movies and enjoying the Midwest.
I’m finally hitting my stride, making work, training for track, skating, body boarding…Thank you Market Street All-Stars for all the wonderful support and friendship. I wouldn’t have been able to make it without you.
H Skate is coming, a new art-board keep the eyes peeled for www.hskate.com
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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