Visitors are in for a rare treat as the Van Briggle Pottery on the Colorado College campus opens for a one-day-only tour on Saturday, September 20th. Located off Uintah at 1125 Glen Avenue, the historic building offers a wealth of architectural details with tile and stone accents amid the bittersweet story of famed artist Artus Van Briggle and his wife, Anne.
This year's tour promises to be in-depth as visitors learn the history of the 1908 pottery--now a historic site--the…Continue
Explore a Colorado Springs icon and walk into history. The Woman's Educational Society of Colorado College invites you to visit the Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Building on Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Now 104 years old, this "Dutch farmhouse" nestled into the corner of Uintah and Glen suvived fire, a flood, neglect and bankruptcy until purchased by Colorado College in 1968.
Artus Van Briggle arrived in Colorado Springs in 1899, a gifted artist and potter…Continue
A wild apricot tree in bloom--now that doesn't happen often. Sandwiched between Signature and North Gateway Rocks, blossoms greeted my husband Harry and me as we walked across the central Garden area. The late morning sun illuminated Kissing Camels and chattering spring break visitors pushed strollers, herded offspring and reined in dogs, mesmerized by red monoliths and the Colorado sky.
Heading back to the entrance road, we heard sirens and watched a Colorado Springs Fire…Continue
We're driving east on Woodmen Road to St. Francis Medical Center. Nearing Powers Boulevard, I gaze to the south, mesmerized by the array of structures clinging to the landscape. They march for miles, a sea of rooftops, rising up and down following the countours of the land. No trees, no scrub bushes or vegetation, no rock formations, just thousands of tightly clustered homes disappearing into the horizon. Acres stretching to Kansas with houses on postage stamps fighting for elbow…Continue