A Detroit woman is in Erie showcasing her latest works of art.  She’s creatively explaining how memories give our lives meaning.

Artist and educator, Tyanna Buie, showcasing her new series of art pieces, called ‘Recollections’ at the Erie Art Museum.  The images are derived from old family photographs, which are cherished and special to Buie because she grew up in foster care. 

She tells us, “I kind of go in and embellish it by adding more colors to it or I’m actually painting on top of the actual screen print. So it’s a combination or you can say screen print paintings.”

School students had a chance to view the collection and speak with Buie earlier today.  Her show officially opens to the public tonight at six o’clock.