Date: 4:00pm EST January 28, 2019

Artist Talk: Mehves Lelic

Visiting Artist Mehveş Lelic will present a public talk about her work and artistic practice, followed by an opening reception for her exhibit at China Hutch Projects.

Photograph by Mehves Lelic

The Art + Art History Department is pleased to present a public artist talk by Mehveş Lelic on Monday, 1/28 at 4PM in Larrabee Studio Arts Center (100 Gibson Ave.- near HR).

Mehveş Lelic is an Istanbul-born photographer and educator. She has been awarded the National Geographic Expeditions Council Fellowship, Turkish Cultural Foundation Cultural Exchange Fellowship in the Arts and the City of Chicago Individual Artists’ Program Grant. Her work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans, LA; Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD; Biggs Museum of Art in Dover, DE; Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL; Cosmos Arles in Arles and Institute des Cultures D’Islam in Paris, France; the Photographers’ Gallery Istanbul in Turkey and Rotterdam Photo Festival 2019 (upcoming). She holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and teaches at Anne Arundel Community College.

As a Visiting Artist at Washington College, Lelic will spend the day on campus, speaking with studio art classes and meeting individually with studio art seniors, in addition to the 4PM public talk about her work. See more of the artist’s work at This lecture is presented as part of the Art + Art History Department’s 2018-2019 Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Following the artist talk, please join us to view Mehveş Lelic’s exhibit titled Acute Sentience at China Hutch Projects (211 Philosophers Terrace). China Hutch Projects ( is an off-campus art exhibition space affiliated with the Art + Art History Department. A reception for the exhibit will begin at 5:30pm.

All events are free and open to the public, and all are warmly invited to attend.

For more information, contact Prof. Julie Wills: