Arts MontCo Wall Presents Artists from Ursinus, MCCC
KING OF PRUSSIA PA – The works of three artists at Ursinus College in Collegeville, and one from Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, are among 15 represented in a new installation at the King of Prussia Mall that celebrates Montgomery County’s artistic diversity, according to the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
Local artists featured on what is called the “Arts Montco Wall” are Abigail Coachi, Jailene Rodriguez, and Mekha Varghese, all affiliated with Ursinus, and Shelby Brisbane, affiliated with MCCC, the MontCo Today online news service reported.
Writer Christine Tarlecki reported the large-scale exhibit, located in the mall’s Connector corridor across from Macy’s, opened Tuesday and will remain available until March 31. It’s free and open to the public during regular mall hours The wall is part of the board’s Arts Montco initiative, intended to attract attention to the county’s more than 200 arts and entertainment venues, attractions, and galleries, she added.
Arts and culture in the county represent $100 million in local economic impact, as well as an abundance of jobs. The display is “a wonderful way to provide exposure for these incredible artists with the mall’s high foot traffic,” board Associate Vice President of Communications Rachel Riley told the news service.