-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC
Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board is pleased to announce a new installation that celebrates the diverse artists within Montgomery County at the region’s premiere shopping destination, King of Prussia Mall. The large-scale display, which is located in The Connector corridor across from Macy’s, highlights BIPOC makers in the Valley Forge area and will be on display from February 1 through March 31, 2022.
“We are thrilled to partner with the King of Prussia Mall, the country’s leading shopping destination, to celebrate the incredible and diverse artists who call Montgomery County home,” notes Valley Forge Tourism’s Associate Vice President of Communications Rachel Riley. “This installation is an important element of our Arts Montco brand, and a wonderful way to provide exposure for these incredible artists with the mall’s high foot traffic.”
The installation features 15 artists who produce their work or have it displayed in one of the Montgomery County region’s dozens of galleries. The wall is part of the Tourism and Convention Board’s ongoing Arts Montco initiative, which highlights the county’s over 200 arts and entertainment venues, attractions, and galleries. The arts and culture sector represents $100 million in positive economic impact for Montgomery County, not to mention hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs.
Artists featured in this new display include James Atkins (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside), Ruth Bridges (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside), Shelby Brisbane (Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell), Abigail Coachi (Ursinus College, Collegeville), Andromeda J. Cook (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside), Brian Hearns (Montgomery County Studio Tour), Lassalle Jackson (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside), Taylor Morris (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside), Jailene Rodriguez (Ursinus College, Collegeville), Mydera Taliah (Haya Ground Studio Art Gallery, Norristown), Eric Nigel Taulton (Haya Ground Studio Art Gallery, Norristown), Dane Tilghman (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside), Mekha Varghese (Ursinus College, Collegeville), Yolanda Ward (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside), and R. L. Washington (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside).
The installation is free and open to the public. For more information on Arts Montco, visit artsmontco.com.