Cultural Series

Since 1994, the Cultural and Community Enrichment Series has grown to include 10 endowed (or in the process of being endowed) programs and two annually funded programs. These programs are made possible through the generosity of both corporate and private donors. Throughout the year, an average of six to eight events are hosted, which are generally free and open to the public.

Fall 2015 Foundation Cultural Events

Event Details

  • Laura PelonMonday, Sept.. 21
  • 6 p.m.
  • Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne
  • Free and open to the public

Lauren PelonUnder the title, The Living Roots of Music, Lauren Pelon traces the story of music and performs music from around the world on archlute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, bowed psaltery, Kiowa courting flute, eagle bone flute, electric wind instrument and MIDI-pedalboard.

Pelon has performed with symphony orchestras, The Philadelphia String Quartet, on Garrison Keillor's “A Prairie Home Companion,” and at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Pelon was the recipient of the 2001 Artist of the Year award from The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council. More recently, she received a 2010 Artist Initiative Award and 2014 Arts Tour Minnesota Grant Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Program Partner:

Laramie County Library

Literary Connection

Allen Kurzweil George Bilgere
Allen Kurzwell George Bilgere

Event Details

  • Sponsored by LCCC Foundation
  • Guest Authors: George Bilgere and Allen Kurzweil
  • Oct. 2-3, 2015
  • LCCC - Union Pacific Centennial Room, Center for Conferences and Institutes, Room 129/130

Workshop

  • Friday, Oct. 3, Registration 8:30, Workshop 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Continental breakfast will be provided.
  • Admission is free. Registration required.

Author Lectures and Book Signing

  • Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Registration Fee: $45
  • Student Registration $5
  • Space is limited.

The Literary Connection is a meeting of readers and writers, with the goal of uniting those who love reading and the talented authors who bring us the world through their words. Share the excitement and pleasure as we celebrate the tradition of writing.

People can visit the Literary Connection Web page for more information. People can also register online for the event or call 307.778.1285.

Program Partners:  YMCA’s Writers Voice

Totem V
Totem V by Natalia Wróbel

Event Details

  • Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
  • 7 p.m. – Artist Lecture with Natalia Wróbel, Science Center Room 121
  • 8 p.m. – Gallery Show and Reception, Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery
  • Laramie County Community College
  • Free and Open to the Public

Artwork will be on display from Oct. 19 - Nov. 23

In her body of work titled, “Portals to Kairos,” Wróbel created portals into imagined worlds, suspended in time. These paintings are inspired by what the mind experiences during meditation, prayer and “relaxed attentiveness,” drawing from images of neural networks and by the idea of “whole brain connectivity,” when information flows freely. Painting for Wróbel is a moving meditation, a way to ignite this mode of being and enter into kairos, or the “time in between.” Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning “the supreme moment.”

Through purposeful intention and focused attention in the studio, time warps into an incredible fullness. It blossoms, quite literally, into this alternate space Wróbel articulates as a liminal realm; neither above nor below our physical reality, but rather, within it. Wróbel hopes her paintings can serve as portals for the viewer to enter into their own kairos, a time and place of sublime infinity and millisecond eternities.

Past Cultural and Community Enrichment Series

  • Beast Women, 2011
  • Chanticleer, 2014
  • King’singers, Acapella Choir, 2002 The Bank of the West Music Series presents Mark Sloniker, pictured April 27, 2010, with wife, Colleen Crosson, and son Myles.
  • John Corigliano, Composer, 2002
  • Gene Pekorney, Tuba Player, 2004
  • Vienna Boys Choir, 2004
  • PDQ Bach, 2005
  • Air Force Falconnaries, 2006
  • Canadian Brass, 2007
  • DBR & The Mission, 2007
  • Acoustic Eidolon, 2008
  • Mark Sloniker, 2010
  • Aakash Mittal, 2011 
  • Dave Pietro, 2012
  • Dr. James Kosnik, 2013
  • Chanticleer, 2014
  • Aurora Borealis, 2015
  • Larry Agenbroad, Wooley Mammoth, 1999
  • Ray Suarez, NPR, 2000
  • Dr. Maeve Leakey, 2001
  • Joel Meyerowitz, 2002
  • Dr. Howard Gardner, 2005
  • Dr. Jane Mainschein, 2005
  • Dr. Douglas Owsley, 2006
  • Leonard Pitts, Jr., 2008
  • Alfred Lubrano, 2009
  • Greg Mortenson, 2010
  • Winona LaDuke, 2012
  • Sam Mihara: Memories of Heart Mountain, 2015
  • Recall: Artist Remember 9/11, 2002
  • Chris Gustin, 2007
  • Jesus Moroles, 2008
  • Trine Bumiller, 2009
  • Zachary Pullen, 2010 
  • Pravina Gondalia, 2011
  • Vanda Edington, 2012
  • John Frame, 2013
  • Kit White, 2014
  • Areleta Petch, 1995 Trine Bumiller Gallery Show
  • Judi Betts, 1996
  • Eric Wiegardt, 1997
  • Frank Webb, 1998
  • Ken Hosmer, 1999
  • Joseph Bohler, 2000
  • Frank Francese, 2001
  • Maggie McLellan, 2002
  • Terry Madden, 2003
  • Brenda Semanick-Locascio, 2004
  • Catherine Gill, 2005
  • Frank LaLumia, 2006
  • Stan Miller, 2007
  • Judi Betts, 2008
  • Jean Pederson, 2009
  • Gerald Fritzler, 2010
  • Mark Mehaffey, 2011
  • Ken Hosmer, 2012
  • Mike Bailey, 2013
  • John Hulsey, 2014
  • Rose Edin, 2015
  • Dr. Bruce Perry, 2002
  • Dr. Bruce Perry, 2003
  • Dr. Zoltan Acs, 2007
  • John Collar, 2009
  • Daniel Pink, 2010
  • Annie Proulx, James Galvin, C.J. Box, Gus Lee & Alexandra Fuller, 2004Literary Connection
  • Kent Haruf, Honoree Jeffers, Jill McCorckle, Mark Spragg & Robert Pack, 2005
  • Connie Mae Fowler, Rita Golden Gelman, JR Moehringer, Robert Michael Pyle & Virgil Suarez, 2006
  • Jeffery Hawthorne Bullock, Myla Goldberg, Jill MCorkle, David Romtvedt, Bob Shacochis, 2007
  • Pam Houston, Laura Pritchett, Bill Roorbach, 2009
  • Rick Bass, Rob Caisley, Sasah Pimental-Chacón, 2010 
  • Margaret Coel, Ben Mikaelsen, LeeAnn Roripaugh, 2011
  • John Calderazzo, Tim O'Brien, Car Valente, 2012
  • Poe Ballantine, Dave Jannetta and Lisa Zimmerman, 2013
  • Kurt Caswell, Ernie Cline and Danielle Pafunda, 2014

Programming to be announced.

  • Richard K. Davidson, UP CEO, 2001Eric Chester, Generation “Why” or Getting Them to Give a Damn
  • Jerry McMorris, Chairman, President & CEO Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, 2002
  • Larry Hiers, The Story of Cabelas, 2003
  • Victor Dover, New Urbanism, 2003
  • Jack Pelo, CEO Swire Coca-Cola, 2004
  • Paul Perkins, President Amatrol, 2005
  • Dr. William Carroll, American Chemical Society, 2007
  • Eric Chester, Generation “Why” or Getting Them to Give a Damn, 2008
  • James Young, Union Pacific Railroad Chairman, President and CEO, 2010 
  • Doug Nath, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Oil and Gas in Wyoming, a two-part series, 2011
  • Jeff Ashby, U.S. astronaut, 2012
  • Career and Industry Growth in Cheyenne, 2015
  • Robert Bly, 2003
  • Robert Pack, 2007
  • Temple Grandin, 2009
  • Lauren Myracle, 2010
  • Poe Ballantine, 2012
  • Don Cellini, 2013
  • Fred Downs, 2015
  • Gordon Bok, 2004The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle presents moosebutter, pictured Oct. 6, 2009, with Scott Walker, V.P. of Marketing and Operations for the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle.
  • Faustwork Mask Theatre, 2005
  • Gran Folklorico de Mexico, 2006
  • Freedom Sings, 2007
  • The Acting Company, The Tempest, 2008
  • Moosebutter, 2009
  • Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, 2010 
  • Portland Tiako, 2012
  • Gamelan Tunas Mekar, 2013
  • Chanticleer, 2014
  • Photography as Fine Art Workshop/Open House