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The King of Prussia Mall's exhibit is highlighting Black artists all month. Photo: Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
The King of Prussia Mall's exhibit is highlighting Black artists all month. Photo: Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.

King of Prussia Mall art installation displaying artists of color from the Montgomery County area

The King of Prussia Mall has put on a new artwork installation celebrating local artists of color in the Philly region.

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From now until the end of March, the King of Prussia Mall will exhibit an art installation celebrating and embracing local artists of color.

The art installation will be held in the mall’s connector corridor across from the on-location Macy’s. Fifteen Montgomery County BIPOC artists will have their work showcased in the floor-to-ceiling display.

The artwork will be displayed at the mall’s Arts Montco Wall. It first appeared in Fall of 2021 with original works by local artists.

The Arts Montco Wall was created to assist artists as they faced the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The effort is one component of the Montco Arts Initiative from the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, created to highlight over 200 arts and cultures venues and attractions in the area.

“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,” said  Rachel Riley, the Valley Forge Tourism’s Associate Vice President of Communications.

The mall’s installation was curated by original works in the Montgomery County area, through local art galleries in Blue Bell, Glenside, Collegeville, and Norristown.

The art installation is a celebration of works by artists of color, but also a part of the shopping venue’s Black History Month observation. 

The celebration is intended to lead into March as an observation of Women’s History Month as well.

The art installation will equip QR codes for additional interaction for patrons. When scanning the codes, patrons can learn more about the artwork displayed. 

The 15 artists, based in Norristown, Blue Bell, Collegeville, and Glenside, featured in the new art installation include: 

  • Mydera Taliah (Haya Ground Studio Art Gallery, Norristown)
  • Eric Nigel Taulton (Haya Ground Studio Art Gallery, Norristown)
  • James Atkins (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside)
  • Ruth Bridges (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside)
  • Shelby Brisbane (Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell)
  • Kayla Cayemitte (Ursinus College)
  • 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)
  • Dane Tilghman (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside)
  • Mekha Varghese (Ursinus College, Collegeville)
  • Yolanda Ward (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside)
  • R. L. Washington (Moody Jones Gallery, Glenside).

The King of Prussia Mall’s new installation for their Arts Montco Wall is one of the latest art displays put on by community members to celebrate the work of BIPOC artists during Black History Month.

The art installation at the King of Prussia Mall is free and open to the public until March 31. The King of Prussia Mall is located at 160 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

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