Metro Rail Stations - Table of Contents

Metro Rail Stations:  Light Rail Rapid Transit  System
Utica Station
1391 Main St., at East Utica St., Buffalo NY
NFTA-Metro - Official Web site

Stations:  Allen/Medical Campus  ..... Summer/Best  ..... Utica  ..... Delavan/Canisius College  ..... Humboldt/Hospital  ..... Amherst Street  .....  LaSalle  ..... University


Art captions taken from the "Buffalo Art in Transit" brochure published by NFTA in 1979

Exterior


Reinforced concrete and glass




Sculpture illustrated below is located on the grass to the right (east) of building



View looking west.
Painted steel sculpture by George Smith, Houston/Buffalo.
George Smith's stated inspiration for this soaring metal sculpture is the Dogon society of Africa and their deity, Lebe, a serpent god. twisting across the earthen mound at the center of a bus loop, the primary form changes shape as the viewer pases by it.



View looking west.
Painted steel sculpture by George Smith, Houston/Buffalo.



View looking east.
Painted steel sculpture by George Smith, Houston/Buffalo.


Interior






Bronze, copper and aluminum sculptures by Craig Langager, New York City.
Sets of four 20th Century metal figures appear on pillars at opposite sides of the tracks. They are symbolically titled "The Listener" (with birds), "The Portrait Maker (reflects viewer), "The Stagehand" (weights and masks), and "The Choreographer-Seneca man" (animal persona.)



"The Listener" (with birds).
Bronze, copper and aluminum sculptures by Craig Langager, New York City.



"The Stagehand" (weights and masks).
Bronze, copper and aluminum sculptures by Craig Langager, New York City.



"The Portrait Maker (reflects viewer)



Ceramic wall by Margie Hughto, Syracuse, NY.
Natural color, produced by minerals and pigments in the clay, reflect a translucent texture made from glazes of crushed glass, slips and brush spattered paint. Seasonal passages through space gradually shift like foliage over time.


Ceramic wall by Margie Hughto, Syracuse, NY.



Detail - Ceramic wall by Margie Hughto, Syracuse, NY.


Detail - Ceramic wall by Margie Hughto, Syracuse, NY.



Special thanks to NFTA Director of Public Affairs C. Douglas Hartmayer for his cooperation and to Thomas Mudra for his  assistance in 2012

Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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