The “Daughters of the Divine” Exhibit will move you through a photographic journey depicting the divine and unwavering love of motherhood and sisterhood, all symbolic through the essence of red roses. As a devotion to her mother, Marion Tyes, the exhibit is a dedication to the true Angels in our lives, our enduring mothers, and the lives and legacies they leave behind.
A DEVOTION TO MARION TYES
Having endured the loss of her mother at the age of 17 while pregnant with her first child, Marion Tyes took on the responsibility of raising her five siblings and her child. Upon marrying Edwin Tyes, Sr., she birthed her son and three daughters which included Mariah. Her caring and nurturing disposition didn’t end there. After raising her children, she also parented countless children through the foster care system of Buffalo, New York.
“The only words to describe the dedication and selflessness of my mother, Marion Tyes, is Divine Love,” says Mariah. “Even as she chose to bare such burdens, she has always given of herself unconditionally.”
About The Artist
A native of North Carolina by way of Buffalo, New York, Mariah Tyes launched her photographic career at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. Watching her father take family photos and home videos while growing up, Mariah sparked her own interest to capture memorable moments of family, friends, and scenic views.
As a US Army Veteran, full-time mother to her baby girl, Eden Oshun, and a full-time student at Fayetteville State University, Mariah makes time to initiate passion projects that unapologetically celebrate black beauty as reflected in her current works. Mariah plans to continue her education in museum studies to become a prestigious Art Curator and
Notable achievements include a publication by Vogue Italia Online (PhotoVogue), The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville
State University Magazine, and the cover of She’s Single Magazine featuring Novi Brown from Tyler Perry’s hit show ‘Sistas’.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 | 7P-9P
THE ARTS CENTER
Featured artist(s) of the exhibit will be on-site and available for interviews.
ALL MEDIA AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE WELCOMED TO ATTEND.