Conversations: FUEL

April 7, 6-7:30 PM

Bellevue Arts Museum

The machine initiates with an idea, its core source of energy. The ancient Greeks defined ennoia as an idea, concept, or thought engaged in the mind. Laced with intent, it can hint at purpose or outline a strategy. No idea germinates on its own: sown in fertile soil, it emerges from the strata of previously conceived thoughts, plans, and actions. Additional components must be engineered for the idea to be effectuated; together, these parts form an apparatus: the Future Machine. The idea is the genesis, the initial spark that ignites the plan into action.

Luis Martinez (Onni)

- has spent the last two decades in the local construction industry across tradecraft, supervision and management roles. He is now Senior Project Manager for Onni Contracting and leading the team at the 1120 Denny Way project currently under construction in South Lake Union. He is also managing the demolition of the Seattle Times building at 1120 John St. Luis is a certified practitioner of LEAN construction and lives in West Seattle.

Gustavo Martinez (sculpture)

- Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and raised in California, Gustavo Martinez is an artist living and working in Washington State. He received a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Washington and was the recipient of the Parnassus Teaching with Excellence award. He has studied sacred archaeological sites in Southern Mexico and traditional indigenous pottery in Nicaragua. He has also worked as a consultant with for Ecofiltro SA (Guatemala), helping to organize the first annual ceramic symposium and exhibition to raise funds for rural Guatemalan communities in need.

Etsuko Ichikawa

- Etsuko Ichikawa is a Tokyo-born, Seattle-based, multi-media artist whose working media varies broadly, from socially engaged art, performance, and film, to installation, sculpture, and drawing. What ties all her work together are the aesthetics that were once described as “visuals that evoke a haunting mix of fear and poetry.” Ichikawa’s work has been exhibited internationally, including The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Seattle Art Museum, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, and The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo.

Dave Rosencrans

- is a native Washington resident and an active maven/connector in development of our region's future machine. He has provided direction at the intersection of creativity and commerce, holding leadership positions at vanguard Northwest organizations such as KCMU Radio (now KEXP), Sub Pop Records, EMP Museum (now MoPOP) and Chihuly Studio. Additionally, his private consultancy offers small business and design expertise to many companies, including Electric Coffin. Currently, Dave is Director of Operations for Ecotope, a leading research, design, and policy team delivering energy efficiency for the built environment.

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