Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art’s Creative Response with Rob Ferrell

By Editorial Team on January 25, 2021
Image courtesy of Rob Ferrell.
Talk: Thursday, January 28 at 6pm

Join Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art to hear Rob Ferrell, artist, organizer, and archivist, respond to work by Omolara Williams McCallister currently on view in the Mary B. Howard Invitational: An Excellent Thought About a Quality Idea. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. FREE and open to the public.

RSVP in advance at info@tephraica.org for Zoom Room link and password. Sponsored by Reston Community Center.

Rob is a senior organizer and founding member of Organizing Black – a grassroots member-led organization in Baltimore City that focuses on transformational direct action, political education, and participatory governance. Rob is grounded in the Black Radical Tradition and is fighting for the liberation of ALL Black people, by any means necessary.

Rob’s lens-based artwork bears witness to the magic, joy, and transformation of Black organizing. His most recent body of work, the Amandla series, is an exploration of the generative nature of Black Power through portraiture of Black freedom fighters and organizers inside maroon spaces—physical and spiritual spaces liberated from an oppressive society. Rob is dedicated to visually archiving the Movement for Black Lives during his lifetime.

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art is located at 12001 Market St, #103, Reston, VA.