Artists Leroy Johnson and Sarah McEneaney have been selected for the most recent Philadelphia Percent for Art competition — this just announced by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. The two artists — both longtime Philly folk with many accolades and awards — will create new paintings for the new Youth Study Center at 48th and Haverford (not yet built–previously the YSC was on the Parkway where the new Barnes will be). The art will be about Philadelphia and include Philadelphia scenes in it. The work is expected to be installed fall, 2011.
Here’s what it will look like:
Leroy Johnson will create five mixed media paintings for the community room, inspired by scenes of West Philadelphia along the Market-Frankford elevated train line. Sarah McEneaney will create a large egg-tempera painting inspired by Philadelphia parks for a wall in the building’s entryway.
Congratulations to the artists! More information at the Percent for Art website.