The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is working with Brooklyn based artist, Julia Sinelnikova, who will design and install a beautiful sculpture in Brower Park in Crown Heights, for a yearlong exhibition. The artwork, entitled “Triquerta for Healing” will be a sculpture that will provide a sun-activated light bath for visitors to Brower Park. The work aims to bring neighborhood residents of all ages together to enjoy surprising light effects from the sun.

On Sunday, October 8th at 5:00 pm the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center will be holding the first of several events surrounding the piece. The October 8th event will have live performances to welcome the art into the park, and bring community members around it to enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Art in Brower Park is a partnership between the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC Parks, the Fund for Public Health in New York City, and is funded by a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control. The initiative seeks to activate park space with public art projects that strengthen community connections for community members and park users. Amy Ellenbogen, Director of the Mediation Center says, “We were drawn to participate in Art in the Parks because it is a way to creatively build community and strengthen connections between neighbors,” adding “We love using art to bring the community together around our anti violence work, and Art in Brower Park is a perfect opportunity to do that.”

“Art in Brower Park is a great opportunity for us to bring a new and exciting piece of art to Brower Park that will engage park goers and bring neighbors together around something that is visually pleasing and interactive,” explains James Larson, Planner at the Mediation Center. “We are very excited to be working on this project and were drawn to Julia’s proposal which explained that the shapes and color schemes she’ll be using for the sculpture represent healing and unity. These are values that are central to the Mediation Center and the impact we aim to have in Crown Heights”.

About the Artist: About the Artist: Julia Sinelnikova is a Brooklyn-based artist who works with holograms, performance, and digital culture to create metaphysical light environments. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from the SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, and selected profiles of her work have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, VICE, and Huffington Post. “The site is of utmost importance to my projects” says Julia, “inspiring me to activate unusual spaces such as industrial buildings and outdoor landscapes”. For this project Julia explains, “the development of immersive environments that can be interacted with by the audience is my primary artistic focus”.

Get Involved: If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the installation of the sculpture during the last week of September, please reach out to James Larson at larsonj@crownheights.org or at 718-773-6886 ext. 1