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Guests view Grand Island High School Art Club's re-creation of Pablo Picasso’s Portrait de Femme Au Col d'Hermine (Olga), 1923, at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Caught on Camera: Art Alive 2018

June 5, 2018

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, students, teachers, families, and friends created living representations of works of art from the Albright-Knox's collection and beyond for our annual living art contest, Art Alive.

Thousands of spectators turned out in the beautiful weather to enjoy the tableaux and vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards.

Nick Napierala and Brian Muffoletto swept all four awards in the Adult/Family/Group category with their moving re-creation of Albright-Knox visitor favorite Georges Seurat’s Étude pour "Le Chahut" (Study for “Le Chahut”), 1889.

Students from St. John Vianney re-create Edward Hopper’s People in the Sun, 1960

Students from St. John Vianney re-create Edward Hopper’s People in the Sun, 1960 (Collection Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Nick Napierala and Brian Muffoletto re-create Georges Seurat’s Étude pour "Le Chahut" (Study for “Le Chahut”), 1889

Nick Napierala and Brian Muffoletto re-create Georges Seurat’s Étude pour "Le Chahut" (Study for “Le Chahut”), 1889 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Students from Northwood Elementary re-create Leonid Afremov’s Dark Night 1, 2008

Students from Northwood Elementary re-create Leonid Afremov’s Dark Night 1, 2008 (Private Collection), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Students from Charter School for Applied Technologies re-create Jean Dubuffet’s Le Vociférant (The Loud One), 1973

Students from Charter School for Applied Technologies re-create Jean Dubuffet’s Le Vociférant (The Loud One), 1973 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Students from Nichols School Free Draw Club re-create James Tissot’s L'Ambitieuse (Political Woman), 1883–85, and Dinga McCannon’s Revolutionary Sister, 1971

Students from Nichols School Free Draw Club re-create James Tissot’s L'Ambitieuse (Political Woman), 1883–85, and Dinga McCannon’s Revolutionary Sister, 1971 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Brooklyn Museum, New York) at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Students from John F. Kennedy Middle School re-create Edward Hicks’s Peaceable Kingdom, 1848

Students from John F. Kennedy Middle School re-create Edward Hicks’s Peaceable Kingdom, 1848 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Students from Holland Elementary re-create Claude Monet’s Terrace at Sainte-Adresse, 1867

Students from Holland Elementary re-create Claude Monet’s Terrace at Sainte-Adresse, 1867 (Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Students from Grand Island High School Art Club re-create Pablo Picasso’s Portrait de Femme Au Col d'Hermine (Olga), 1923

Students from Grand Island High School Art Club re-create Pablo Picasso’s Portrait de Femme Au Col d'Hermine (Olga), 1923 (Private Collection), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

A student from St. Mary's High School re-creates Gerhard Richter’s Eight Student Nurses, 1966

A student from St. Mary's High School re-creates Gerhard Richter’s Eight Student Nurses, 1966 (Collection Yale Visual Resources, New Haven), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

A student from John F. Kennedy Middle School re-creates Jean Dubuffet’s Le Vociférant (The Loud One), 1973

A student from John F. Kennedy Middle School re-creates Jean Dubuffet’s Le Vociférant (The Loud One), 1973 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Students from Catholic Academy of West Buffalo re-create Casey Riordan Millard’s Shark Girl with Dead Rainbow, 2009

Students from Catholic Academy of West Buffalo re-create Casey Riordan Millard’s Shark Girl with Dead Rainbow, 2009 (Private Collection), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Students from John F. Kennedy Middle School re-create Kenneth Noland’s Wild Indigo, 1967

Students from John F. Kennedy Middle School re-create Kenneth Noland’s Wild Indigo, 1967 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Madonna J. Coleman-Petrik re-creates Rene Magritte’s La Géante (The Giantess), 1950

Madonna J. Coleman-Petrik re-creates Rene Magritte’s La Géante (The Giantess), 1950 (Private Collection), at Art Alive 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

In the Grades K–8 category, John F. Kennedy Middle School won Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection or AK Public Art for their re-creation of Jean Dubuffet’s Le Vociférant (The Loud One), 1973; Northwood Elementary won the Handyman Award for Best Craftsmanship for their re-creation of Leonid Afremov’s Dark Night 1, 2008; and St. John Vianney won the Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual and the People's Choice Award for their re-creation of Edward Hopper’s People in the Sun, 1960.

In the Grades 9–12 category, Nichols School Free Draw Club won Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection or AK Public Art, the Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual, and the People's Choice Award for their re-creation of James Tissot’s L'Ambitieuse (Political Woman), 1883–85, and Dinga McCannon’s Revolutionary Sister, 1971 (recently on view in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85), while the Charter School for Applied Technologies won the Handyman Award for Best Craftsmanship for their re-creation of Jean Dubuffet’s Le Vociférant (The Loud One), 1973.

Thank you to all of this year's participants, sponsors, and volunteers for continuing to make Art Alive such a fun and successful event! Save the date for Art Alive 2019 on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

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