Show Concept: Industrial chic meets contemporary art. High-end fashion show with 20 models or more in elaborate headdresses from The French Potager, Bay St. Louis.
Mona Cliff, Contemporary Indigenous Artist projection of Mona’s work and music on screens as models walk down the runway.
Oak trees projected on the ceiling of Studio B.
Audience contest – Best elaborate masks. Best elaborate headdress/hat costume.
Models headdresses Live auction. Table decor Live auction. Experience auction packages.
All proceeds raised at “Catwalk Under the Oaks” provide crucial general operating support to OOMA, allowing the museum to keep staff employed, create innovative virtual content, and serve the Gulf Coast community with educational initiatives.
Sariah Park is an interdisciplinary artist with over fifteen years of experience in fiber, print, and fashion design. Now based in New York’s Hudson Valley, Park grew up in Texas with a background in visual arts. Growing up in a family of artists and makers, Park learned drawing, painting, weaving, and sewing from an early age. It was her appreciation of art and craft that led her to study textiles and fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York and Parsons Paris. While in Paris, Park apprenticed for Mahlia Kent, the weaving company famous for creating Chanel’s wovens. Park’s BFA thesis collection from Parsons won the prestigious Gold Thimble Award for her silkscreened sportswear and handwoven designs. Her thesis collection was bought by Barneys New York directly out of school and catapulted her career into fashion. Park’s work has also been featured and sold around the world with select retailers like Neiman Marcus, Louis Boston, Creatures of Comfort, Barneys Japan, and United Arrows. Park has collaborated with Anthropologie and URBN INC. to produce a line of her signature printed apparel. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue.com, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Park is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in 2019, as well as the CERF+ Artist Grant. Her work is included in portfolios, traveling exhibitions, and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Sariah Park holds an MFA in Printmaking from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Park’s current research is focused on the development of sustainable printing methods for textiles and fine art practices. Her most recent body of work features the upcycling and repurposing of dead stock and damaged printed textiles into new forms and printing with waste to create large-scale works on paper. In addition to having her own practice, Sariah Park has been teaching art and design at Parsons School of Design for the last nine years.
The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art thanks our presenting sponsor, IP Casino Resort Spa, as well as all our loyal sponsors, patrons, donors, and volunteers. We look forward to celebrating with you on Friday, May 21, 2021, for a magical evening of Catwalk under the Oaks presented by the IP Casino Resort Spa.