More than 100 students from the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will participate in The Historic Fargo Theatre’s second annual International Jiggle Competition on Friday, Feb. 6. This year’s theme is “Jell-o-brating Fargo.”
Students from the classes of Regin Schwaen, associate professor, and Stevie Famulari, assistant professor, have been assigned to create a Jell-o piece for the competition. Schwaen and Famulari hope that it will get their students interested in the history of architecture in Fargo.
According to Margie Bailly, executive director of the Fargo Theatre, “this homegrown cutting edge culinary showdown celebrates the rich history and architecture of our very own hometown.”
“Last year, the students did some great pieces and had fun doing them. The projects showed some great ingenuity and we realized that competition is not only fun, but encourages the students to think outside their normal course work and apply their education to a great event that is part of the Fargo community,” Famulari said. “We are happy to participate in this event.”
Bailly says that the Fargo Theatre is grateful to NDSU landscape architecture and architecture faculty, Famulari and Schwaen and their students for their creative participation in this Jell-o-bration.
Entries will be accepted in the Fargo Theatre Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Feb. 6. Certified Jell-o judges will jury projects and recipes in two categories. In the “Art and Architecture Category (Jiggles But Doesn’t Fall Down),” prizes will be awarded for most creative structure/sculpture and most accurate reproduction. Judges will award additional prizes as merited. In the “Edible Category (Think Outside the Jell-o Box),” prizes will be awarded for most creative, most colorful and best tasting. A grand prize also will be awarded for “Overall Best in Show.”
The winners of the competition will be revealed around 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 6. The competition is open to the community. For more information, contact Famulari at (505) 710-3586, Schwaen at 1-5739 or the Fargo Theatre at (701) 239-8385.