Successful Open Studio at Working Artists Ventura

I am very pleased with the amount of new friends I met last night. There was a Ventura Bike Club bride ride drive by, a few groups of teachers with their students, and many individual art lovers. I will be posting some detailed photos from the evening when I return from San Francisco. Tonight I am presenting a new performance piece at SOMArts in connection with Justin Hoover’s second curation of "100 performances for the hole take two" . If you are in the city come on by, the show starts at six and will go till one or so. I will be on between seven and nine.
Pete Ippel – Artist / Athlete –
– Taken at 6:46 PM on March 05, 2010 – uploaded by ShoZu

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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  1. Fantastic! Congratulations on your new life. We are very proud of you in Morris.

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