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The Miner 5 re-create Jehan Georges Vibert’s The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890 (Collection Albright-Knox
Art Gallery), at Art Alive 2017. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Art Alive 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017 ● 12 pm
2 pm

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, 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, sponsors, and volunteers! 

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Winning Entries

Director's Cut

Cloverbank Elementary School
Martha Visser’t’s Wheels of Chance, 1952 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Nichols School Free Draw Club
Max Beckmann’s Hotel Lobby, 1950 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

The Miner 5
Jehan Georges Vibert’s The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Handyman Award for Best Craftsmanship

Cloverbank Elementary School
Martha Visser’t’s Wheels of Chance, 1952 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Grand Island High School Art Club
Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, 1888 (Collection Neue Pinakothek, Munich)

The Miner 5
Jehan Georges Vibert’s The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual

Holland Elementary School
Grant Wood’s Dinner for Threshers, 1934 (Collection Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco)

Grand Island High School Art Club
Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, 1888 (Collection Neue Pinakothek, Munich)

Nichols School Free Draw Club
Max Beckmann’s Hotel Lobby, 1950 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

The Miner 5
Jehan Georges Vibert’s The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

People's Choice Awards

Holland Elementary School
Grant Wood’s Dinner for Threshers, 1934 (Collection Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco)

Nichols School Free Draw Club
Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare, 1781 (Collection Detroit Institute of Arts)

The Miner 5
Jehan Georges Vibert’s The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Honorable Mentions

Nichols Middle School
Lee Krasner’s Milkweed, 1955 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Charter High School for Applied Technology
Shepard Fairey’s Buddy Cianci Billboard, 1990

Gowanda High School
Charles Burchfield’s The Four Seasons, 1949–60 (Collection Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Gowanda High School
Pete Jones’s Portrait Jar, 2012 (Collection Longyear Museum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)

Gowanda High School
Pete Jones’s Red Moon, 2012 (Private Collection)

Gowanda High School
Karen Visbal’s Fearless Girl, 2017 (Collection State Street Global Advisors, New York)

Gowanda High School
Carson Waterman’s Astronaut Snow Snake, ca. 1990s (Private Collection)

Gowanda High School
Carson Waterman’s Three Sisters, ca. 1980s (Private Collection)

Kenmore West High School Art Club
Sigmund Joseph Menkes’s The Jury, not dated (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

North Tonawanda High School
Marisol’s Baby Girl, 1963 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Pioneer High School
Francesco Clemente’s Son, 1984 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Sacred Heart Academy
Lucas Samaras’s Room No. 2 (popularly known as the Mirrored Room), 1966 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

St. Mary’s High School
Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait de l’artiste sans barbe, 1889 (Private Collection)

St. Mary’s High School
Hans Namuth’s Pollock at Work, 1950 (Collection University of Arizona)

St. Mary’s High School
Karen Visbal’s Fearless Girl, 2017 (Collection State Street Global Advisors, New York)

Tapestry Charter High School
Marisol’s Women and Dog, 1963–64 (Collection Whitney Museum of American Art)

Williamsville South High School
Andy Warhol’s Colored Campbell’s Soup Cans, 1965 (Collection Milwaukee Art Museum)

Isabella Achatz
Claude Monet’s The Japanese Footbridge, 1899 (Collection National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC)

John Bono
Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, 1948 (Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Madonna Coleman-Petrik
Keith Haring’s Untitled, 1982 (Collection Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Nationalgalerie)

Nick Napierla and Brian Muffoletto
Jessie and Katey’s Noodle in the Northern Lights, 2016 (Commissioned by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Public Art Initiative)

Aerin and Nicole Wagner
Vincent van Gogh’s La maison de La Crau (The Old Mill), 1888 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Students from the Nichols School Free Draw Club re-create Max Beckmann’s Hotel Lobby, 1950 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery), at Art Alive 2017. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Event Sponsors

Hospitality Tent Sponsor

Amigone Funeral Home, Inc.  

Patrons

The Kenneth L. and Katherine G. Koessler Family Foundation Inc.

Special Thanks to Our Judges

Anthony Amigone, Jr.
Joel P. Ferroleto
Congressman Brian Higgins
Rachel Stenclik

Special Arrangements for the Day

Wegmans

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