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Captured: Art Alive 2014

June 11, 2014

Students from Sacred Heart Academy won the judges' award for Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection for re-creating Jason Middlebrook’s Underlife, 2012–13, at Art Alive 2014. The actual sculpture is in the background. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Thank you to everyone who participated in and attended this year's Art Alive! On Saturday, June 7, students, teachers, and friends created living representations of works of art from the Albright-Knox's Collection and beyond for the eighteenth annual living art contest. Nearly 2,000 spectactors turned out in the beautiful weather to enjoy the tableaux, vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards, and participate in art activities and games.

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Our judges selected our three special awards: Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox's Collection went to Sacred Heart Academy for their uncanny re-creation of Jason Middlebrook’s Underlife, 2012–13; the Handyman Award for Best Craftsmanship went to Stanley G. Falk School for their re-creation of Fred W. McDarrah’s George Segal with Cinema, New York 1/3, 1964, 1964; and the Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual Entry went to Springville-Griffith Institute for their re-creation of Fred Tomaselli’s Echo, Wow and Flutter, 2000 (all Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery).

For the People’s Choice Awards, St. Christopher School's re-creation of Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, 1823, was voted Best Tableau: Grades K–8; St. Mary’s High School's re-creation of Roy Lichtenstein’s Ohhh . . . Alright . . . , 1964, In the Car, 1963, and M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture), 1965, was voted Best Tableau: Grades 9–12; and Tracy Snyder's re-creation of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s The Swing, 1767, was voted Best Tableau: Adult.

Next year’s living art contest will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015. It’s never too early to start planning your entry!