Rembrandt would have been just another painter if he hadn’t hacked the new technologies of the day and become a bad ass printmaker. Bill Ritchie hacked toys and farming that taught him that things are not always what they appear to be. Amsterdam of the 17th Century and Seattle today are a lot alike as we benefit from the childish curiosity of the innovator, the survivor, and solver of problems.
Farm raised, free-ranging Bill Ritchie hacked his boyhood skills to be an art professor, etcher, press designer and author. Writing “Rembrandt’s Ghost in the New Machine” inspired him to start up Seattle Printmakers Center -a concept for a new city asset.Come To The Next Ignite!
The next Ignite is Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 8:00pm focused on the theme of experimentation. Get your tickets here for the rapidly selling out event.