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Artist Opening: WAV Artist Diane Ippel

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Diane Ippel: A renaissance woman
 
Diane Ippel is a singer, a musician, a hammered dulcimer expert, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a teacher, an environmentalist, a mother, and so much more. Yes, she is truly a renaissance woman of our time. Diane believes that everything happens for a reason. When she heard about WAV earlier this year, she knew that she had stumbled upon it because it was the right move for her. “I have such a strong urge to be green, which is what WAV encourages. I am so excited to create a new culture here,” says Diane. She packed up as many of her belongings as soon as she could and made the long trip from Illinois to California. Now, she could not be happier. “I love being near my son [who is also a WAV artist] and being near all of these amazingly talented artists,” she says.
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Artist Interview: WAV Artist Mark Mollgaard

 
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Mark Mollgaard, speaks with a soft-spoken croon. In his picture, featured in the WAV brochure, he poses with a jokingly frantic facial expression –wide-eyed, face tightened and hair disheveled.
 
"I am in my most creative mode when I transcend my own knowledge of what I am doing. Therefore, when you ask me, 'What are you making?' Don't be surprised if I answer 'I don't know.' When I answer like that, I am in a realm I have literally never been [in] before, and THAT is where my most creative answers originate," says Mollgaard in a post-interview e-mail after fully gathering his thoughts.
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Artist Interview: WAV Artist Pete Ippel

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When 31-year-old Pete Ippel creates art, he aims to "express complex ideas in compelling ways." These complex ideas stem from his background in high-jumping and scientific research. Ippel uses the themes he learned in both pastimes when approaching his work.
 
"What I learned from my coaches and through my experience is that if you want to improve at something, you make a plan and you execute that plan and you learn as you go," says Ippel, who also chooses to learn from his artistic failures, staying persistent by trying to produce the piece again.
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