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St. Mary's High School's re-creation of James Ensor's The Intrigue, 1911 (Collection Minneapolis Institute of Art). Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Art Alive 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019 ● 12 pm
2 pm

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, 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

People's Choice Awards

St. Mary's Swormville
Jehan George Vibert's The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

Holland High School
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge's A Friend in Need, 1903 (Private Collection)

Isabella Achatz
Edgar Degas's Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1878–81 (Collection National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC)

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

North Tonawanda Intermediate
John Miró's Carnaval d'Arlequin (Carnival of Harlequin), 1924–25 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

Galvan Kleinmartin
Thomas Le Clear's Buffalo Newsboy, 1853 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

Elizabeth Brown
Marisol's Tea for Three, 1960 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

Best Craftsmanship

Nichols School
Stuart Davis's New York Waterfront, 1938 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

St. Mary's High School
James Ensor's The Intrigue, 1911 (Collection Minneapolis Institute of Art)

Cydele Duquette
Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser, 1940 (Private Collection)

Most Creative Entry

John F. Kennedy Middle School
Thomas Le Clear's Buffalo Newsboy, 1853 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

Holland High School
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge's A Friend in Need, 1903 (Private Collection)

Malachai Miller
Michelangelo's David, 1501–04 (Collection Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence)

Honorable Mentions

John F. Kennedy Middle School
Adolph Gottlieb’s Dialogue I, 1960 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

John F. Kennedy Middle School
George Segal’s Cinema, 1963 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

North Tonawanda Intermediate
August Macke’s Strollers in a Rocky Landscape, 1911 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

North Tonawanda Intermediate
Takashi Murakami’s Kawaii–vacances (Summer Vacation in the Kingdom of the Golden), 2017 (Private Collection)

North Tonawanda Intermediate
Horace Pippin’s Self-Portrait, 1941 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

St. Mary’s Swormville
Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Monkey, 1938 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

St. Mary’s Swormville
Jackson Pollock’s Convergence, 1952 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

St. Mary’s Swormville
Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, 1948 (Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Lafayette International High School
Jacob Lawrence’s The migrants, having moved suddenly into a crowded and unhealthy environment, soon contracted tuberculosis. The death rate rose. from the “Migration Series,” 1940–41 (The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC)

West Valley Central School
Banksy’s Zebra Stripes, 2008

Madonna J. Coleman-Petrik
Pablo Picasso’s The Red Armchair, December 16, 1931 (Collection The Art Institute of Chicago)

Curators of the Future
Henri Matisse’s La Musique, 1939 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo)

Curators of the Future
Gabrielle Schwartz’s Camping Friends, 2018 (Private Collection)

Autumn Deschamps
Edgar Degas’s Dancers at the Barre, ca. 1900 (The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC)

Frank Housh
Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of Postman Roulin, 1888 (Collection Detroit Institute of Arts )

Julie Klein
Casey Riordan Millard’s Shark Girl with Dead Rainbow, 2008 (Private Collection)

The Albright-Knox is a proud participant in Buffalo Pride Week. Look for related events at Art Alive 2019.

Event Sponsors

Art Alive 2019 is supported by The Kenneth L. and Katherine G. Koessler Family Foundation Inc. and Amigone Funeral Home, Inc.

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