University of Wisconsin-Stout

Nov. 28, 2011

For the second time in eight months, a UW-Stout art instructor is getting a chance to shine on “The Martha Stewart Show.”

Kari Tarr, who teaches in the School of Art and Design, is scheduled to be a guest on the Tuesday, Dec. 6, show, which can be seen from 9-10 a.m. on the Hallmark channel.

Tarr was invited to demonstrate how she makes Christmas ornaments using glitter. She was on the program March 30 as a Simply Remarthable contest finalist to explain how to make glitter paintings.

A little self-promotion helped Tarr land her upcoming appearance. After noticing the show recently used images of her glitter paintings in promotional spots, she contacted producers “to let them know that I was honored. I also sent along some new glittered ornament images. They loved the images and pitched my ornaments for a (show) segment,” Tarr said.

The show will be taped Dec. 5 in New York. After it airs, instructions on how to make Tarr’s ornaments will be on her website,, and on the show’s website,