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“Daughters of the Divine” Exhibit: a divine dedication to motherhood and sisterhood

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

[Fayetteville, North Carolina] – A red rose in an expression of divine love. The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County (Arts Council) presents a solo exhibition that honors the lives of our loved ones through the essence of red roses. The “Daughters of the Divine” Exhibit featuring works by photographer Mariah Tyes will be on display from August 26 through September 18, 2022, at The Arts Center in Historic Downtown Fayetteville. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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.”

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Download Promotional Materials and full Artist Bio: Daughter of the Divine


All media is cordially invited to attend the Exhibition Reception for the “Daughters of the Divine” Exhibit on August 26, 2022, from 7pm to 9pm at The Arts Center located at 301 Hay Street in Historic Downtown Fayetteville. Mariah Tyes will be onsite for interview opportunities. RSVP not required to attend.


Artist Spotlight: Mariah Tyes

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 Archivist.

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’.

To contact Mariah Tyes or book her photography services, visit Retrospectyes Photography at


About the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County

The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization based in Fayetteville, NC that supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the ARTS. As a primary steward of public and private funding for arts, cultural, and historical activities in the Cape Fear Region, all affiliated programs of the Arts Council exemplify our 5 core values: Excellence, Accountability, Transparency, Collaborations, and Innovation.

In the year 2021-22, the Arts Council distributed almost $1 million in grant funds and allocations to Cumberland County arts and culture non-profit organizations, artists, and municipalities.

Grants, programs, and services of the Arts Council are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.


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