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The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has a new tradition -- gingerbread constructions

DAVID F. ASHTON - The team of Zest Bakery, WRK Engineers, and Ankrom Mosian Architects developed this display they called Life in Contrast - shown being decorated by Tess Paterson. Now in its fourth year, "Gingerbread Adventures" at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has a theme this year that's based on their major exhibition, "Exquisite Creatures".

The event pairs up local bakeries and architectural firms, encouraging them to create a Holiday display using only gingerbread, frosting, candy, and other edible treats.

DAVID F. ASHTON - Yes, this tableau - called Arborvitae - was made entirely of gingerbread and edible decorations; it was created by Emilie Le Garf, who volunteered with the team of New Seasons Markets and LRS Architects. "We're so glad that the gingerbread construction projects have captured the public's imagination," exclaimed OMSI President and Executive Director Nancy Stuber. "In bringing together architects and bakery decorators, they're demonstrating how a lot of engineering, baking science, and chemistry – and, of course, some very innovative artistic efforts – can result in these fascinating tableaus."

You'll find these "Gingerbread Adventures" displays showing through New Year's Day in the main floor hallway that runs alongside the Featured Exhibit Hall at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, on S.E. Water Avenue under the east end of the Marquam Bridge, just north of the Ross Island Bridge.

Learn more by visiting OMSI's website – www.omsi.edu


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