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Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative

Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative

Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative

The Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative is pleased to announce a series of events celebrating the relationships, community connections, and creative work we have valued and sustained during the instability of these times. As we are cast to places across the globe, we are reuniting in a series of symposium events to reconnect as we move forward. Last year at this time, we had to cancel our in-person symposium due to the pandemic. We hope this year, you can join us for a celebration of people, connections, and conversations to acknowledge and honor our relationships, and those who continue to tell the stories of natural dye.


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3D exhibitions

  • Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative

    Doong-ji 둥지/Nest #3: Korean Natural Dyes Exhibition

    18 Apr 2021 – 30 Jul 2021

    Artworks by four Korean natural dye/textile artists from the session "Korean Natural Dyes: Traditions meet the contemporary and beyond" Natural dye and its traditions have been widely practiced and inherited by Koreans. It is connected deeply to Korean textile traditions and daily necessities products and fun recreations in modern society. In this session, we will be hearing from four natural dye practitioners and scholars who research and create arts, crafts, and educational programs with various types of traditional Korean natural dye and textile methods. "Introducing the unknown beauty of natural dye traditions, textile arts, and ancestor’s wisdom from my mother country means very special to me as a Korean-American immigrant, especially at the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I'm hoping that this session becomes an intersectional path connecting two cultures from my old home and my new home, along with honoring healing. Also, I hope this session helps people who are not familiar with Korean and East Asian cultures to learn, understand and enjoy. Also giving them a new perspective about looking at one of the biggest current issues; Hate crimes and microaggressions around Asians, POC, and immigrant communities in this nation and globally." Participating artists - Buk Gu Heo - Mi Sook Cho - Aimee Lee - SouJou Jang from Kindigo Studio Curated by Rosa Sung Ji Chang with the Indigo Shade Map team Baltimore Natural Dye Symposium

  • Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative

    Doong-Ji: 둥지/Nest #1: Community Group Exhibition

    18 Apr 2021 – 30 Jul 2021

    Doong-Ji (둥지) is a nest in the Korean language that refers to home, sanctuary, and a safe space. Doong-Ji can be a place where you can give birth, begin your life, get nurtured, and physically protected. Participating artists in this online exhibition are students, teachers, volunteers, community members, families, friends, and acquaintances under the Natural Dye Initiative. In other words, everyone in this exhibition is being connected to one another whether directly or indirectly regardless of the physical distances and locations. Fiber and visual arts that represent a variety of cultures, traditions, Identities, and communities based on natural dye will be introduced in this exhibition. We hope this online exhibition visually provides a place where you can feel love, peace, and support for both participating artists and viewers, especially during this difficult time. Curated by Rosa Sung Ji Chang with the Indigo Shade Map team. Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative

  • Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative

    Doong-ji 둥지/Nest #2: Indigo Shade Map Exhibition

    18 Apr 2021 – 30 Jul 2021

    Artworks and photo/video documentation by indigo dyers, farmers, and artists from the session "Indigo Shade Map" Indigo is a metaphor for the cultural perspective and plays a pivotal role because it connects everyone on the map. In this session, indigo growers from three different locations will join and share their experiences with the environment, cultures, and languages. Participating artists - Gasali Adeyemo - Kenya Miles - Kinny Sanbu - Brittany Boles - Kokoro Indigo Culture - Siripohn Sansirikul - Chang Yeon Studio(창연공방) - Colby Ware Photography Curated by Rosa Sung Ji Chang with the Indigo Shade Map team Baltimore Natural Dye Symposium

    latest works

    • Indigo flowers
    • Heo Buk-Gu

      Korean rosebay (Paper flowers)
    • Heo Buk-Gu

      Korean traditional paper flowers
    • Heo Buk-Gu

      Paper Flowers for the Funeral Ceremony, 2019
    • Siripohn Sansirikul at the Studio Chiangdao Blue

      Studio Chiangdao Blue_2, 2021
      natural dye
    • Siripohn Sansirikul at the Studio Chiangdao Blue

      A picture of Strobilanthes cusia plants, 2021
      indigo dye
    • Siripohn Sansirikul at Studio Chiangdao Blue

      Studio Chiangdao Blue_1, 2021
      indigo dye, natural dyes
    • An-Phuong Ly Collaboration with Arrin Sutliff

      Ten Nineteen Twenty Twenty, 2020
      40 x 20 inch (h x w)
      natural dye
    • An-Phuong Ly

      Homage to Anni, 2019
      35 x 35 inch (h x w)
      natural dye
    • Kibibi Ajanku

      Osun's Purse, 2019
      45 x 48 inch (h x w)
      indigo dye
    • Kibibi Ajanku

      Spirit Work, 2019
      30 x 20 inch (h x w)
      natural dye, and hand quilting
    • Kibibi Ajanku

      Under the Baobab, 2018
      30 x 20 inch (h x w)
      natural dye
    • Brittany Boles

      Blue Mirror, 2019
      natural dye
    • Colby Ware

      Indigo Harvest & Extraction_4, 2020
    • Colby Ware

      Indigo Harvest & Extraction_3, 2020
    • Indigo Harvest & Extraction_3, 2020
    • Indigo Harvest & Extraction_2, 2020
    • Colby Ware

      Indigo Harvest & Extraction_1, 2020
    • Colby Ware

      Indigo Seeds Harvest Day_2, 2020
    • Colby Ware

      Indigo Seeds Harvest Day_1, 2020
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