Sunday, February 24, 2019

February 21 - 23, 2019
Flagler College Campus, St. Augustine, Florida

Symposium organized and led by
Elizabeth Kozlowski, Editor Surface Design Journal and Curator, New Orleans
Laura Mongiovi, Associate Professor, Art and Design, Flagler College

The documentary Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo 
by Mary Lance was part of the programming for the symposium. 

The title BLUE ALCHEMY refers to the magical process by which indigo-dyed textiles, which look dull green in a vat, emerge into the air and are transformed to a vivid blue. Making the dyestuff itself involves transformation. Green plants are soaked and fermented. The liquid is beaten into a foam and drained, producing the indigo dyestuff. Indigo’s place in the world has also undergone a transformation. From its historical association with slavery it has emerged as the means by which people are improving society or maintaining their cultural traditions in a changing world.

Mary Lou Alexander

Samantha Connors

Paula Damm
Rachel DeCuba
Nick DeFord
Amelia Eldridge
Susan Finer
Amy Freeman
Grace Jinnah
Lyn Linnemeier
Tony Williams
Terri Witek

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