Best Funky Food Show

An annual art show that breaks the mold -- the Jell-O mold, that is.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2005

Eugene, Oregon, is proud of its 28-year-old Jell-O Art Show, and its wiggly-jiggly sculptures definitely break the mold. Begun as a fund-raiser for the Maude Kerns Art Center, the show — held every year around April Fools’ Day — features the work of some 35 artists. Crowds soak up the ’50s flavor. “There are lots of Barbie dolls being good housewives in gelatin houses, or bathtubs full of gelatin with Ken,” says coordinator Tina Schrager. You can count on fresh perspectives every year. In 1999, a life-sized Jell-O cast of a woman’s backside left some spectators bummed out.

  • Your Comments