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, 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 winners of the People's Choice Awards include St. Mary's Swormville for their re-creation of Jehan George Vibert's The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890; Holland High School for their re-creation of Cassius Marcellus Coolidge's A Friend in Need, 1903; and Isabella Achatz for her re-creation of Edgar Degas's Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1878–81.
The judges' picks for Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection or AK Public Art include North Tonawanda Intermediate for their re-creation of John Miró's Carnaval d'Arlequin (Carnival of Harlequin), 1924–25; Galvan Kleinmartin for his re-creation of Thomas Le Clear's Buffalo Newsboy, 1853; and Elizabeth Brown for her re-creation of Marisol's Tea for Three, 1960 (complete with tea for free!).
The judges' picks for Best Craftsmanship include Nichols School for their re-creation of Stuart Davis's New York Waterfront, 1938; St. Mary's High School for their re-creation of James Ensor's The Intrigue, 1911; and Cydele Duquette for her re-creation of Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser, 1940.
The judges' picks for Most Creative Entry include John F. Kennedy Middle School for their re-creation of Thomas Le Clear's Buffalo Newsboy, 1853; Holland High School for their re-creation of Cassius Marcellus Coolidge's A Friend in Need, 1903; and Malachai Miller for his re-creation of Michelangelo's David, 1501–04.
Thank you to all of this year's participants, sponsors, and volunteers for continuing to make Art Alive such a fun and successful event!