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Students from West Valley Central School re-create Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880–81

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.

Art Alive 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015 ● 12 pm
2 pm

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 19th annual Art Alive living art contest. Thousands of spectators turned out in the beautiful weather to enjoy the tableaux and vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards. 

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)

People’s Choice Awards

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

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

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

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)

Event Sponsors

Benefactor
Kenneth L. and Katherine G. Koessler Family Foundation

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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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