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artist , art therapist

Darlene Rae Tyree, American art therapist, artist. Rhoten Smith fellow Northern Illinois University, 1979-1981; recipient purchase award National Exhibition African-American Art, 1990; named to Outstanding Young Women of America, 1982, 87. Member American Art Therapy Association, Illinois Art Therapy Association.


Tyree, Darlene Rae was born on January 28, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of LeRoy and Grace Thelma (Alves) Tyree.


Bachelor, Southern Illinois University, 1975. Master of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1983.


Caseworker, aid to the aged, blind, disabled, Illinois Department Public Aid, Chicago, 1975-1979;research, teaching assistant department art, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, 1979-1981;coordinator art therapy workshop, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, 1981;speaker, exhibitor art education for the handicapped and gifted, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, 1979-1980;member testing staff, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, 1981-1987;field worker art therapy, Ben Gordon Community Mental Health Center, DeKalb, 1979-1980;coordinator art by art therapists, Illinois Art Therapy Association, Chicago, 1987;art therapist, Elgin (Illinois) Mental Health Center, since 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1972-1974, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1979-1983, DuSable Museum African-American History, Chicago, 1975-1976, Artists' Guild Chicago, 1976, Southside Community Art Center, Chicago, 1976, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 1976-1977, 87, Art Institute Chicago, 1977-1979, Elgin (Illinois) Community College, 1989, Atlanta Life Insurance, 1990, American Red Cross Gallery, Chicago, 1991, Foundation African American Life and Culture, Dallas, 1991, Biennial Arkansas Exhibition, Pine Bluff, 1985, 57th St. Exhibition, Chgo, 1985-1988, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 1985, Independence Bank, Chicago, 1984, University Illinois, Chicago, 1980, Vaughn Cultural Center, St. Louis, 1983, Von Isser Gallery, Elgin, 1988.


Member American Art Therapy Association, Illinois Art Therapy Association.


Married Guy Pla, November 8, 1990.

LeRoy Tyree

Grace Thelma (Alves) Tyree

Guy Pla