Exhibitions, Commissions, Fashion Shows, Photoshoots & Upcoming Events.
SPCA Animal Art Party
Third annual animal art party, Fort Wayne Heart of the City Art social event BENEFITING allen county’s spca hosting an Animal Art Party fundraiser.
special evening filled with pets open for adoption, artisans of all mediums including live musicians, live painting, bar and tasty treats!
Event DAte: September 20, 2019
Group Show @ Conjure Coffee
Conjure Coffee Roastery and cafe Group Show featuring local artists & myself.
I am so happy to be part of this show! Conjure Coffee serves up not only incredible LAVENDER lattes with beautiful barista art! they also have delicious food and treats and support local artists :)
Show dates: Aug 27th- late September, 2019
lOCATION: 701 E. Columbia Ave, Fort WAyne IN, 46805
World Rivers Day @ Promenade park
Medium: Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, and Upholstery fabric.
Nature is a beautiful phenomenon. Oceana symbolizes the circle of life in the ocean.
On one side of the paddle a figure is emerging from the surface with waves crashing, and gulls flying over her head. She serves as the mother and creator of life in the ocean. Gracing just below the surface pink jellies dance while giant kelp forests house and protect smaller creatures. On the opposite side, deeper in the ocean, sea creatures big and small circles around a giant humpback whale in a tidal wave. Almost 90 % of our world consists of water housing an incredible ecosystem. Every organism has a purpose. That being said we should educate the importance of ecosystems and impact we have on rehabilitating, preserving and protecting our natural waters including our rivers, lakes and especially the main source where water originates - Our ocean.
Recently I participated in fort wayne’s fRIENDS OF THE rIVERS paddles aweigh project. over 100+ ARTISTS AND GROUPS COMPLETED A PADDLE DESIGN TO BE AUCTIONED OFF AND SHOWCASED IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATING AND KEEPING OUR RIVERS CLEAN AND…
KICK OFF OUR NEWEST RIVER FRONT PARK: pROMENADE pARK!
wORLD rIVERS daY IS CELEBRATED GLOBALLY AND THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO BE ALONGSIDE FELLOW LOCAL ARTISANS AND EDUCATE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING OUR RIVERS, LAKES AND OCEANS CLEAN.
SHOW DATE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
Address: 202 W Superior St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
April- May 2019
ARTIST MEET & GREET @ Trubble Brewing
Trubble Brewing Pop Up Art Show featuring local women visual artists and follow with music by Kevin Hambrick! Art will be abounding via pop-ups, hangings on the wall, and two of our ladies available for photos/interviews.
Artists: America Carrillo, Kari J. Larsen, and Erin Jackson
Show Dates: April 4th, 2019-May 13th, 2019
Mother Sea—Haha Naru umi
Artist SAyaka GAnz is having her solo exhibition show of Mother Sea—Haha Naru Umi featured at local gallery Artlink.
300 E Main Street, Fort WAyne IN, 46805
Sayaka will be wearing a one of a kind wearable art gown the evening of her artist reception. you Must to come to her opening reception Friday FEb 22nd, 2019 5-9pm to see it for yourself ;)
2017 Arts in Focus Interview
Our local station PBS 39 wanted to learn more about wearable art, click the link to watch the interview :)
Three Rivers Festival
I participated in my first festival of I hope more to come. It was a great opportunity to showcase my original artworks alongside many talented artists in the area. HeART of the City of Fort Wayne, IN is a local database of artists all around the area who came together to each showcase their talents and craft. It was great meeting and learning about their works and Ostari Couture Critters were a great hit too!
2015 BIKINI SPECTACULAR FASHION SHOW
OSTARI COUTURE WAS FEATURED IN FORT WAYNE'S BIKINI FASHION SHOW. WE SHOWCASED 4 LOOKS FROM OUR SUMMER COLLECTION.
KORD PHOTO SHOOT
Kari TEAMED UP WITH FORT WAYNE PHOTOGRAPHER : KOREY KORD back in 2014, IN A WHIMSICAL, ADVENTUROUS, FASHION FORWARD PHOTO-SHOOT. SHOWCASING ORIGINAL DESIGNS WORN BY DESIGNER AND MODEL KARI LARSEN. its always a pleasure working with Kory. his photos are beautiful and he captures moments in the most unique way.
BELLE OF THE BALl
RON AND KARI CONSTRUCTED A CUSTOM DRESS FOR CLIENT ANA LEIGH MATZEK, ROCK GIRL OF 98.9 THE BEAR LAST OCTOBER. SHE WAS SEEN WEARING THE GOWN CELEBRATING HER 30TH BIRTHDAY, MASQUERADE THEMED AT EARLY BIRDS ULTRA LOUNGE ON OCTOBER 11, 2014. SHE WAS THE BELLE OF THE BALL! WE WERE VERY HAPPY TO BE OF SERVICE TO HER AND JOIN IN ON HER CELEBRATION :)
Starstruck Summer Gala 2014
Ostari Couture showcased Nautical Graces in the Starstruck Summer Gala 2014 charity fashion show. The event benefited Crossroads Family and children Services of Fort Wayne, IN. The night included various artists, musicians, dance groups, and entertainment working together to put on a grand gala performance and raise donations for Crossroads.
My Senior BFA Exhibition of Nautical Graces at IPFW Department of Fine Arts April 10, 2014. If you would like to see more of my art work please click the link and you will be directed to my facebook page.
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