Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CC's tile revival

Posted By on Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:11 PM

The northwest boundary of Colorado College used to look pretty ugly. The old Van Briggle plant and neighboring bus lot off West Uintah Street and Glen Avenue (which house CC's facilities and transportation services) was pretty much a cluster of chain-link fences.

But now all that has given way to handsome brick walls inlaid with bronze plaques and mosaics, thanks to the efforts of local artists and stonecarver Larry Terrafranca, says CC's college news director, Leslie Weddell.

And the college will celebrate the completed project on Tuesday, June 28 at 11:30 a.m. (Guests include Gen. William Jackson Palmer and Artus and Anne Van Briggle, for you history buffs.)

Here are some images from the project:

A bas-relief bronze depicting Ann Van Briggle

A mosaic by Terrafranca of the Van Briggle pottery industry.

Weddell also sent some images of the various other tile designs from the wall:

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