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Art Alive 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 12–2 pm

Students from West Valley Central School won the judges' Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual for their re-creation of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880–81 (Collection Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.), at Art Alive 2015. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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Albright-Knox Grounds

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, students, teachers, families, and friends created living representations of works of art from the Albright-Knox's Collection and beyond for the nineteenth annual Art Alive living art contest. Thousands of spectactors turned out in the beautiful weather to enjoy the tableaux and vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards. 

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WINNING ENTRIES

 
BEST TABLEAU FROM THE ALBRIGHT-KNOX’S COLLECTION

Sacred Heart Academy
Giacomo Balla’s Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

HANDYMAN AWARD FOR BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

Queen of Heaven’s Eighth-Grade Art Club
Stuart Davis’s Swing Landscape, 1938 (Collection Indiana University of Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana)

Gowanda High School’s AP Studio Art: 3D Design Class
Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Eight Caryatid Figures, 1906–07 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Fritz Proctor
Michael Halsband’s Poster for Warhol/Basquiat Paintings, 1985 (Private collection)

OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH AWARD FOR MOST UNUSUAL

Holland Elementary
Edward Hopper’s Gloucester Beach, Bass Rocks, 1924 (Private collection)

West Valley Central School
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880–81 (Collection Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.)

Julia Meldrum
Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, 1904 (Collection São Paulo Museum of Art), at Art Alive 2015.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST TABLEAU (GRADES K–8)

Queen of Heaven’s Eighth-Grade Art Club
Stuart Davis’s Swing Landscape, 1938 (Collection Indiana University of Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST TABLEAU (GRADES 9–12)

St. Mary’s High School
Charles C. Ebbets’s Lunch atop a Skyscraper, 1932 (Collection Corbis Corporation, Seattle)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST TABLEAU (ADULT/FAMILY)

Julia Meldrum
Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, 1904 (Collection São Paulo Museum of Art), at Art Alive 2015.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo
Alexander Calder’s Maripose, 1960 (Private collection)

City Honors School
Edgar Degas’s Two Ballet Girls, ca. 1879 (Collection Shelburne Museum, Vermont)

Madonna Coleman-Petrik
Marc Chagall’s Angel with Palette, 1927–36 (Collection Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris)

Gowanda High School
Vincent van Gogh’s Skull of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette, 1885–86 (Collection Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Marisol’s Baby Girl, 1963 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Marisol’s The Generals, 1961–62 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

North Collins High School
Raphael’s School of Athens, 1509–11 (Apostolic Palace, Vatican City)

Emma Zullich
Banksy’s Girl and Balloon, 2006 (Private collection)


SPONSORS

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery wishes to express its appreciation to event chairpersons Jodie Denne and Nancy Stevens, the Members’ Volunteer Council of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and to all of our wonderful volunteers.

Presenting Sponsor
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York 

Benefactor
Kenneth L. and Katherine G. Koessler Family Foundation

Activity Tent Sponsor
Amigone Funeral Home, Inc.

Patrons
Monica Angle and Sam Magavern
Susan O’Connor Baird
Buffalo Spine Surgery and Drs. Helen and Andy Cappuccino
Alice and Jeremy Jacobs, Jr.
Lisa and Ted Pierce
Sanderson Wealth Management, LLC

Special Thanks to Our Judges
Congressman Brian Higgins
Darryl Shannon, Buffalo Sabres Alumnus
Dr. Janne Sirén, Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Nicole and Steve Swift

Special Arrangements for the Day
Wegmans


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