Hit the Briqs

By: Matt Foss on March 2nd, 2022

“On February 4, 2022, Briq’s Soft Serve opened for the season.”

You could check Herodotus, Shakespeare, or Proust, but I doubt finer words were ever written.  While some may shudder at the thought of getting ice cream when temperatures remain below freezing and ice fishing remains a daily activity, I think it’s fantastic.

Although spring – let alone summer – are in the distant future, those little signs of warmer weather get you through winter, especially when you’re planning for the next season.

Currently, I’m helping plan for the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop residency taking place on the Woodson Art Museum’s campus, Friday April 29 through Sunday, May 8, as well as a few exciting additions to the Rooftop Sculpture Garden, which will be unveiled in June. Both projects will be the culmination of months of preparation.

Admittedly, it can be hard to envision activities on Museum grounds or the Rooftop Sculpture Garden when both are buried under two feet of snow. The snow in the air right now tapping my office window doesn’t help either. Although temperatures have been trending a few degrees warmer lately, and the sun feels higher in the sky and sets a little later each day, we’re still a long way from true springtime in north central Wisconsin.

Knowing that every little sign of spring helps, don’t be surprised to find me in line at Briq’s, even if icicles still hang from the roof.

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