(Above: Jello art can take myriad forms, such as this creation of orange wedges created by Marsha Shankman for the Maude Kerns Art Center’s Jello Art Show in 2017.)

By Randi Bjornstad

This year’s Jello Art Show at the Maude Kerns Art Center — the 35th time it’s been done — has a bit of a strange title: The Good, The Bad, The Jello.

But the idea is the same as usual. Those who choose to create art (albeit temporary) out of the squiggly stuff should drop off — well, not literally — their creations at the art center between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.

The viewing and other festivities start at 5 p.m. that day and run until 8 p.m., including not only the creations themselves but also a Tacky Food buffet, a blessing by Slug Queen Jubilee Hedonisto, and at 7 p.m. a concert by the Radar Angels.

The fee to artists to display their Jello art is $3 per creation, since this is a fundraiser for the art center. Also because it’s a fundraiser, admission to the show is requested, with a suggested donation of $3 per person and $5 for a family.

And in case you wondered, this is not a juried show, so don’t feel that you have to prepare a quivering, colorful version of Michelangelos David, or Rodin’s The Thinker, or even Henry Moore’s Oval with Points.

Just remember the slogan: There’s always room for Jello.

The Good, The Bad, The Jello at Maude Kerns Art Center

When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday (March 23); drop off creations from 3-4 p.m.

Where: 1910 E. 15th Ave., Eugene (corner of 15th and Villard streets)

Suggested admission: $3 per person, $5 per family

Information: 541-345-1571 or online at mkartcenter.org