Oak Court working with local artist to pay homage to Black History Month

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Oak Court Mall is working with local artists to add color, texture and vibrancy throughout the property.

This is part of The Canvas Project.

The Mall has selected Desiree Nelson to pay homage to Black History Month.

Nelson, is a local artist from the Memphis area who specializes in realism with a twist.

She loves to focus on African American art and often incorporates a personal touch of bold and dramatic colors to give her paintings an extra touch, a release said.

She brings a wide range of talent at only 21 years of age.

Through the Canvas Project lets local artists have a space to showcase their art within prominent areas of Washington Prime Group town centers across the country.

“We are thrilled to continue enhancing Oak Court Mall through the creativity of local artists,” said Carmen King, General Manager at Oak Court Mall. “What better way to express and display the talent in our very own city. The Canvas Project continues to support our local arts culture while providing an opportunity for our community to connect.”

The mural will be located near the Grove entrance, next to Bath & Body Works.