The arcade off the original waiting room is a wonderful space to sit and read and watch the trains go by. The archways were originally open, but during the restoration, artist John Suttman made these lovely windows, enclosing the space to create an additional gallery–a gallery that will soon feature John’s work!
The John Suttman Exhibit
We’re currently putting together an exhibit of John’s art. Throughout La Posada and AMM, you’ll find examples of his work, from the gorgeous fused glass lanterns and ornate gates, to the cantilevered Hubbell-Joe Rug wall, railings, and sculptural winch.
Early in John’s sculpture career, he was curious to see what sorts of furniture he could create using metal as the primary medium. These are currently showcased in the Arcade Gallery, in front of windows made by John.
“It was a personal challenge from which I learned a lot about using metals that I might not have otherwise. In the beginning much of my furniture was rather conventional in design but I knew I would push design parameters further with each piece I made; that was the challenge. Whimsy was not an ultimate design motivation it was simply an obvious option to play with. Deconstruction and reinterpretation of traditional design was a primary motivator all along coupled with humor and various cultural / social commentaries. My non-furniture Sculpture has more to do with mystery, discovery, metaphysics, and…”