Historic Van Briggle Building Tour
Saturday, September 20, 2014
September 20, 2014 • Van Briggle Building • 9AM to 3:00PM
Join us for a one-of-a-kind educational tour of the Van Briggle building on the Colorado College campus. A rare opportunity to look into the life and work of Artus Van Briggle.
Did you know that Artus Van Briggle – one of this country’s most recognized potters of the Art Nouveau period - died tragically of tuberculosis at the young age of 35? Did you know that his wife, Anne, had the beautiful Van Briggle Pottery facility built in his honor with the financial assistance of Colorado Springs founder, General William J. Palmer? You will learn about the life and talents of Artus and his wife during this one-day-only tour.
Your tour will be hosted by local "experts" on decorative pottery, tile, and historic restoration/preservation. Experienced potters will demonstrate their art, and the original Van Briggle tile press will be on display. You will meet Van Briggle author and collector, Kathy Honea, who will have Van Briggle pottery to show. She will also authenticate any personal Van Briggle pieces that tour participants care to bring.
All proceeds from your $10 ticket supports scholarships and projects for Colorado College students through the Woman’s Educational Society. (Children under 12 are free.)
Please call 719-389-7699 for further information.
Sponsored by the Woman's Educational Society of Colorado College, a non-profit organization.
The Woman's Educational Society of Colorado College was founded in 1889 to help Colorado College students in financial need to pursue their educations.
A WES member today contributes to tuition and book allowances for 21 Colorado College women selected as “WES Scholars” for their achievement, academic and personal promise, as well as need. A WES member has many opportunities to interact with our scholars through WES social events (teas, receptions and luncheons), fundraisers (Van Briggle tours and campus tours), and campus activities (scholar athletic events, plays, and art shows).
A WES member who contributes money over and above the basic dues of $25 will be contributing to tuition and book allowances for 21 Colorado College women selected as "WES Scholars" for their achievement and academic and personal promise.