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, Art Alive.
Thousands of spectators turned out in the beautiful weather to enjoy the tableaux and vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards.
The Miner 5 swept all four awards in the Adult/Family/Group category with their detailed re-creation of Albright-Knox visitor favorite Jehan Georges Vibert’s The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890.
In the Grades K–8 category, Cloverbank Elementary School won the Director's Cut Award and the Handyman Award for Best Craftsmanship for their re-creation of Martha Visser’t’s Wheels of Chance, 1952, while Holland Elementary School won the Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual and the People's Choice Award for their re-creation of Grant Wood’s Dinner for Threshers, 1934.
In the Grades 9–12 category, Nichols School Free Draw Club won the Director's Cut Award and tied for the Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual for their re-creation of Max Beckmann’s Hotel Lobby, 1950, while Grand Island High School Art Club won the Handyman Award for Best Craftsmanship and tied for the Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual for their re-creation of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, 1888. Nichols School Free Draw Club also won the People's Choice Award for their re-creation of Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare, 1781.
Thank you to all of this year's participants, sponsors, and volunteers for continuing to make Art Alive such a fun and successful event! Save the date for Art Alive 2018 on Saturday, June 2, 2018.