Founding Executive Director
Artist, Author, Educator
Rosa Sung Ji Chang 장성지 is a Korean-born multi-disciplinary artist and educator focusing on visual/fiber art and research-based visual storytelling, which convey a sustainable balance between humans and the natural world.
Rosa believes that farming/planting is a fundamental activity for connecting humans and nature to be in a coexisting relationship, and is the true value of practicing both art and social justice within the community.
Rosa is currently teaches a course called "Mindful Colors: Natural Dyes from Korea and Beyond" in the Fiber Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Rosa cultivates Asian indigo (Polygonum tinctorium) and other plants for natural dyes, teaches natural dye/ textile workshops, and its cultural studies at the community garden in Baltimore, Maryland. Check out our community & the Dye Garden the Blue Light Junction.
Languages: English and Korean
Operations and Communications Manager
Consultant and Educator
Eva Sailly graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art MFA in Curatorial Practice practice program with a specialty in textile design and history. Her natural dye journey began as part of the Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative and assisted in the development of the Indigo Shade Map.
After working as a curator in Baltimore, she joined Stony Creek Colors (Springfield, TN) where she helped coordinate partnerships between textile mills and brands to implement natural dyes into their existing manufacturing process as well as create community educational resources for at-home dyers and artisans.
Blending her curatorial expertise with hands-on experience, she continues to consult and work in sustainable textile manufacturing, brand development and marketing.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
We are grateful to the integral volunteers that supported in the construction and research of this map.
Jasmine Nicole Cothern