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Students from Nichols School Free Draw Club re-create George Tooker’s The Subway, 1950 (Collection Whitney Museum of American Art)

Students from Nichols School Free Draw Club re-create George Tooker’s The Subway, 1950 (Collection Whitney Museum of American Art). Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Art Alive 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016 ● 12 pm
2 pm

Thank you for helping us celebrate the 20th anniversary of Art Alive! On Saturday, June 4, 2016, 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. Thousands of spectators turned out in the beautiful weather to enjoy the tableaux and vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards. 

Thank you to all of this year's participants and sponsors, and to event chairpersons Jodie Denne and Nancy Stevens, the Members’ Volunteer Council of the Albright-Knox, and to all of our wonderful volunteers. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor New Era Cap for providing free admission to the museum on the day of the event. 

Winning Entries

Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox's Collection or AK Public Art

Queen of Heaven School
Franz Marc’s The Wolves (The Balkan War), 1913 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Gowanda High School
Casey Riordan Millard’s Shark Girl, 2013 (Public Art Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Handyman Award for Best Craftsmanship

Queen of Heaven School
Franz Marc’s The Wolves (The Balkan War), 1913 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Nichols School Free Draw Club
George Tooker’s The Subway, 1950 (Collection Whitney Museum of American Art)

Madonna Coleman-Petrik
Fra Angelico’s Madonna and Child of the Grapes, 1425 (Collection Barbara Piasecka Johnson Foundation)

Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual

Holland Elementary School
John Steuart Curry’s Tornado Over Kansas, 1929 (Collection Muskegon Museum of Art)

Gowanda High School
Banksy’s Gas Mask Boy, 2010

Aerin and Nicole Wagner
Amanda Browder’s Rapunzel, 2006 (Private Collection)

People's Choice Awards

Holland Elementary School
John Steuart Curry’s Tornado Over Kansas, 1929 (Collection Muskegon Museum of Art)

Gowanda High School
Sandy Skoglund’s Radioactive Cats, 1980 (Private Collection)

Aerin and Nicole Wagner
Amanda Browder’s Rapunzel, 2006 (Private Collection)

Honorable Mentions

Catholic Academy of West Buffalo
Laylah Ali's Untitled (Greenheads), 2000 (Private Collection)

Catholic Academy of West Buffalo
Albert Roosenboom's Her First Bouquet, Nineteenth Century (Private Collection)

Cloverbank Elementary
Camille Pissaro's Peasants in the Field, Éragny, 1890 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Gowanda High School
Banksy's Bomb Hugger, 2003

Gowanda High School
Banksy's IEAK, 2009

Gowanda High School
Banksy's I Want Change, date unknown

Gowanda High School
Banksy's Think Tank, 2003 (Private Collection)

Gowanda High School
Banksy's Umbrella Girl, 2008

Holland Junior/Senior High School Art Club
Charles Burchfield's The Insect Chorus, 1917 (Collection Burchfield Penney Art Center)

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Emil Nolde's Masks, 1911 (Collection Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Jean Dubuffet's Jazz Band (Dirty Style Blues), 1944 (Collection Centre Pompidou)

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Johannes Itten's Chromatic Squares, ca. 1920 (Private Collection)

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Otto Pentewa's Katsina Figurine, 1959 (Collection Arizona State Museum)

Julia Meldrum
Rene Magritte's The Collective Invention, 1934 (Collection Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen)

Orchard Park High School
Jacques-Louis David's The Death of Marat, 1793 (Collection Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium)

Orchard Park High School
James Tissot's Spring, 1865 (Private Collection)

St. Mary’s High School
Laurie Pace's Midsummer Night Solstice, 2013 (Private Collection)

Williamsville East High School
George Segal's Three People on Four Benches, 1979 (Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Williamsville South High School
Edgar Degas's Dancers in Blue, 1895 (Collection Musée d’Orsay)

Event Sponsors

New Era logo

Presenting Sponsor
New Era Cap

Scavenger Hunt Sponsor
Imagine Staffing Technology, Inc.

Hospitality Tent Sponsor
Amigone Funeral Home, Inc.  

Patrons
Martha and Tom Hyde
Alice and Jeremy Jacobs Jr.
The Kenneth L and Katherine G Koessler Family Foundation Inc.
Sanderson Wealth Management, LLC

Special Thanks to Our Judges
Anthony Amigone Jr.
Joel P. Feroleto
Congressman Brian Higgins
Michaela Schulze
New Era Cap
Nicole Swift

Special Arrangements for the Day
Wegmans

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