Clothes from the Past, Ethereal Shoes and Floating Children Exhibitions Dole Mansion Press Release

For Immediate Release:

Solo Exhibitions by Belgin Yücelen

1st Friday Art Show at the Dole Mansion, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park

Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, Illinois will open a number of unique art exhibitions featuring Turkish-American artist Belgin Yücelen on March 3rd, on view until March 30, 2017.

“Clothes from the Past” exhibit is the outcome of a desire to rekindle the history by recreating clothes worn by women and children in Turkey between the 17th and 19th centuries. She uses traditional techniques and materials from Turkey and other parts of Asia to create these sculptural metal dresses that will be hung up on walls and from the ceiling like silhouettes of time.

“Words” exhibition is an audio exhibit together with a textile installation. This exhibition is an invitation to listen to each other more.

“Floating Children” is an installation intended to display the fragility of children in times of war. Large sheer fabric with black and white photographs of Syrian children will be hung from the ceiling in a way to seem like they are floating in the wind. She has collaborated with photojournalist Bryan Rutter for this exhibition.

“Ethereal Shoes” is an installation of sculptural shoes in a dream like walk from the past. This exhibit is an attempt to rewrite the story of shoes through history.

Belgin Yucelen is an installation artist, and a sculptor. She presents her values, ideas and beliefs through her art. She studied at the Florence Accademia D’Arte, University of Colorado Boulder, Art Students League of Denver and Scottsdale Art School. Her work has been shown in museums, private collections, sculpture gardens, and galleries.

About Dole Mansion

Built in 1860’s Dole Mansion is a three story building with historically intact rooms. The Lakeside Arts Park operating at the Dole Mansion has a mission to preserve the Dole Mansion and to support arts and education.  Location: 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014

For more images and more information, contact:

Belgin Yucelen, 303 264 9122,,

Vera Lewis, 815-455-8000,,