Closing reception for ‘Erace’ exhibit set for April 18 at TROY’s Rosa Parks Museum

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with artist Takeisha Jefferson during a closing reception for her exhibit

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with artist Takeisha Jefferson during a closing reception for her exhibit "Erace" on April 18.

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will hold a closing reception for the exhibit “Erace” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 18.

The reception is free and open to the public, and guests will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the artist.

The exhibit, which opened in the museum’s Exhibit Hall in January, features the art of Takeisha Jefferson, a Michigan native who was first introduced to photography when she received her first camera at age 9. As a self-taught artist, she developed a true love with photography, and after serving as a military journalist in the Air Force, she became a portrait photographer.

After 15 years of work, Jefferson decided to pursue her Fine Arts degree, enrolling at Auburn University Montgomery and studying with Professor and Photographer Will Fenn. During her time at AUM, she gained a new love for photography through her art history courses. Her mixed media techniques are heavily influenced by tin type, wet plate and daguerreotype photography, which were some of the earliest forms of photography.

In “Erace,” Jefferson examines the ongoing struggle faced by Black Americans, from the legacy of slavery to contemporary challenges. The exhibit invites viewers to confront the consequences of silenced narratives, encouraging deep reflection on the broader theme of historical memory and its implications for justice and equality.

For additional information about the reception, visit the Rosa Park Museum’s Facebook page.

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