Associate professor Carl Ostendarp's work, "Corruption #2" (center right), is on display at the exhibition, "Quiet March to a Warring Song," on display through June 22 at the Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon, in New Lebanon, New York.

Art faculty, alumni reunite in Shaker Museum exhibition

Carl Ostendarp, associate professor of art, is part of a group exhibition on display through June 22 at the Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon, at the museum’s historic site in New Lebanon, New York.

The exhibition, “Quiet March to a Warring Song,” is curated by Amie Cunat ’12, artist-in-residence at the museum. The show includes work by art alumni Piotr Chizinski, MFA ’12, and Anne Wu ’13.

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The exhibition is part of the Shaker Museum’s multipart collaboration with Cunat to foster relationships between Shaker cultural legacy, contemporary art and the town of New Lebanon and surrounding communities. Cunat’s artist’s residency, exhibitions and arts programming this summer at the museum are supported by a $47,000 grant from the Regional Economic Development Council initiatives of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

“Since graduating from College of Architecture, Art and Planning’s MFA program, it has been a priority of mine to invite Cornell alumni and affiliated artists to participate in projects such as my residency at the museum,” Cunat said. “Professor Ostendarp is not only an influential educator and mentor to many, but his paintings also offer humor and criticality to the exhibition.”

The show addresses early American ideals through the work of nine contemporary artists; the other artists are Paolo Arao, Chloë Bass, Mark Thomas Gibson, Doug Johnston, Mary Lum and Casey Ruble.

Another art alum, Christina Yuna Ko ’13, will lead a youth-oriented workshop during the museum’s summer programming, also funded by NYSCA.

– Patti Witten

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