Hello, Jello! It’s time again for the Maude Kerns Art Center’s annual one-day Jello Art Show, happening on April 1

(Above: The sky’s the limit when it comes to making three-dimensional art out of Jello, and this example comes from none other than Maude Kerns Art Center director Marsha Shankman.)

By Randi Bjornstad

For the 29th time, the Maude Kerns Art Center will be hosting its annual Jello Art Show, which means, of course, that every piece of artwork will be made from the squiggly stuff.

Artist Roger Rix created a show of hands for a previous Jello Art Show at the Maude Kerns Art Center
Artist Roger Rix created a show of hands for a previous Jello Art Show at the Maude Kerns Art Center

Everyone with a hankering to enter the one-day show needs to show up at the art center between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on April 1 to drop off their masterpieces, along with a $3 fee for each entry.

The exhibit itself opens at 5 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m., and besides marveling at all the art, there will be entertainment by the Radar Angels at 7 p.m.

Those who don’t have items in the show may participate in another way, by bringing their favorite jello snacks to share at the Tacky Food Buffet during the event.

As they are wont to do, the Radar Angels will perform again this year at the annual Jello Art Show
As they are wont to do, the Radar Angels will perform again this year at the annual Jello Art Show

The theme for this year’s jello art exhibit is “Fool’s Jello,” evoking images of jesters, fool’s gold or — appropriately enough — April Fool’s Day.

All the Jello art must be taken away by its creators immediately after the show.

 

 

29th annual Jello Art Show

When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 1; Jello art must be delivered between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. that day

Where: Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave, Eugene

Regular gallery hours: 10 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday when exhibits are on display

Information: 541-345-1571 or mkartcenter.org

Randi Bjornstad

Has more than 30 years' journalism experience after a previous stint as a land-use planner. Got first rejection slip at age 11, but the editor wrote an encouraging note. Lives in Eugene, Ore., with husband-and-photographer Paul Carter, adorable dog Tallulah and quirky cats Pearl, Audrey, Garbo, Harry and Ozma.

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