Locks artist, Sarah McEneaney was one of two artists whose work was commissioned and dedicated at the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center (PJJSC), at 48th Street and Haverford Avenue. In a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Center, Mayor Nutter and City Officials dedicated the building and the new public art on the site.
Sarah McEneaney created Philadelphia City of Parks, a large painting that is a composite of ten parks she visited throughout Philadelphia. In her own words, “A landscape painting brings the outdoors in. It speaks of change, growth and humankind’s effect on the land.”
For this Percent for Art opportunity, a national open call was announced in August 2008 to artists and artist teams in the Delaware Valley. Out of the 93 applicants, 6 semi-finalists were selected to present proposals. An independent jury, along with representatives from the Department of Human Services, recommended Leroy Johnson and Sarah McEneaney for the project.