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Jello Art Show returns Saturday at Maude Kerns

Jello art is 20 years old in Eugene.

The 20th annual Jello Art Show opens for its one-night run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Jellotopia," voted the "Best Funky Food Show" in the United States by Reader's Digest in 2005, features artworks made of Jello along with a Tacky Food Buffet with edible Jello delicacies.

Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. with the Radar Angels and Slug Queens past and present.

The suggested donation for Jellotopia, which is a fundraiser for the Maude Kerns Art Center, is $3 per person, $5 for families.

Artists are invited to bring their Jello artworks - with a contribution $3 per piece and offerings for the Tacky Food Buffet - to the center, 1910 E. 15th Ave., between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Art about Agriculture exhibit opens in Corvallis

The 26th annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibition is open at LaSells Stewart Center's Giustina Gallery, 25th Street and Western Boulevard, on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

The exhibition, which runs through April 27, has a theme that comes from a phrase coined by Henry David Thoreau in "Walden": "The Nick of Time."

This year's juried exhibit includes 53 works of art by 41 artists from Oregon and Washington.

There are works in acrylic, oil and watercolor paint, fiber, fused glass, wood engraving, linocut, wood block, etching, and photography.

"Many artists devoted their efforts to observing and recording the nature of time as it relates to the landscape - primarily the Pacific Northwest landscape - during the height of harvest season," said Shelley Curtis, curator of the annual exhibit.

After the Corvallis show, the exhibition will tour Oregon with stops in Madras, May 2 through 30; Baker City, June 6 through July 17, and Roseburg, July 25 through Sept. 6.

On Friday, DIVA to host collaborative performance

Eugene trumpeter, composer and music educator Doug Detrick will host a free collaborative musical event with poet and performance artist Kelly Shaw Willman at DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, at 8 p.m. Friday.

Detrick is a graduate student in music at the University of Oregon. He earned his undergraduate degree at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Willman is a visiting poet and performance artist from Wisconsin.

On Saturday at DIVA, artist Adam Rupniewski presents a lecture and slide show at 7 p.m. about his "iTeratTon" installation which is on view through the end of March.

A reception follows the presentation.

High school artists featured at LCC gallery

The third annual High School Arts Show opens Monday and runs from Monday to April 11 at the Lane Community College Art Gallery, 4000 E. 30th Ave.

A reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 3. The show is an invitational exhibition with work from area high schools.

Watercolorist featured at Eugene dental office

An exhibit of watercolors by Ann Simas opens Friday at the dental offices of Donald Dexter, 2233 Willamette St., Building B, and runs through May 29.

Simas' work features local flora and market produce, lighthouses, as well as Italian and Hawaiian scenes.

In this show, she also introduces a watercolor weaving.

She began watercoloring about six years ago and has won honors at the Springfield Mayor's Art Show for the past several years.

The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed alternating Mondays and Fridays. Phone 485-6644 for closed days.

Pastel artist to give presentation

Pastel artist Margot Schulzke will present a lecture and slide show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Springfield.

Schulzke is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and author of a recent book, "A Painter's Guide to Design and Composition." In 2006 the Pastel Society awarded Margot its highest honor, the Pastel Laureate. Admission is $15.

Florence gallery hosts work of Paula Kunst

The art of Paula Kunst will be at Backstreet Gallery, 327 Laurel St., Florence, during April.

Kunst's work includes paintings, collages, jewelry, decorated mirrors, furniture and fused glass.

A reception will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 12.
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