Cultural Series

Since 1994, the Cultural and Community Enrichment Series has grown to include multiple endowed (or in the process of being endowed) programs and an annually funded program. These cultural opportunities 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.

Cultural and Community Enrichment Series

landscape painting by Don AndrewsEsther and John Clay Watercolor Workshop presents

Landscape Color and Composition
with Artist Don Andrews

June 7-12, 2020 
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Learning to paint with watercolor should be fun! Don's Landscape Workshop is geared specifically for artists eager to paint and study in a no-stress studio environment.

Each day, Don will address a major visual concern; light, color, granulation, organizing nature and utilizing negative space are just a few subjects to be covered.

Don's class isn't geared to any specific level of achievement; rather artists at all levels will benefit from a more personal understanding of the painting possibilities available in the exciting world of landscape painting. This workshop will be packed with demonstrations, discussions, individual help and personal and group critiques.

For more information, call the LCCC Foundation at 307.778.1110.


Public Artist Demonstration and Reception
featuring Don Andrews

June 11, 2020
at LCCC

This is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the LCCC Foundation at 307.778.1110.


Bio:

Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa for over 30 years.

Don is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society , and two Best of Show awards from the New England Watercolor Society.

Don is the author of the books, "Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor", "Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor" and "Rough Sketches: Short Stories of a Traveling Artist". He has also created two DVD workshop sets that are based on what he teaches in a full week workshop: one on painting figures "Figure in Watercolor Workshop Set" and one set painting landscapes "Watercolor Workshop Set", as well as his DVD, "Making Watercolor Glow" taken from his original video. (Now available online!) He is also featured in the Watson Guptill publication "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor" and North Light's new book, "Confident Color" and has had numerous feature articles published in American Artist magazine, and the Watercolor issue of American Artist.

www.donandrewsstudio.com

watercolor flowers by Anne AbgottEsther and John Clay Watercolor Workshop 

Artist Anne Abgott

June 6-11, 2021 
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

For more information, call the LCCC Foundation at 307.778.1110.


Public Artist Demonstration and Reception featuring Anne Abgott

June 10, 2021
at LCCC

This is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the LCCC Foundation at 307.778.1110.


Bio:

Canadian-born Anne Abgott maintains a studio in Cortez, Florida. She is the author of the No. 1 best-selling book, "Daring Color," by North Light Publishing. She also has three videos showcasing her work and teaching skills: "Simply Daring Color" by Artist Palette Productions and two videos with Artist Network TV, also a North Light presentation.

Anne began painting in oils as a child and was mentored by Alexander Luke, one of the premier Canadian artists.

She moved to Florida in 1998 and began working in watercolor. She is very influenced by the light and color she finds in Florida, and she has honed her skills with many, many hours of painting. She has found an art-rich environment in Florida and feels that the encouragement and friendship of the local artists are a big part of her success. She is an acclaimed mentor and true master teacher. She has been an "art mom" to her students, and many have gone on to become accomplished and award-winning artists themselves. She has conducted over 100 workshops and is in demand as a juror for many exhibitions.

www.anneabgott.com

The LCCC Foundation Gerald and Jessie Chambers Speakers Series presents

Rick Ewig: Bribery and Corruption in Cheyenne during World War II

5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 26, in LCCC's ANB Bank Leadership Center in the Clay Pathfinder Building

During the spring of 1944, Laramie County Prosecuting Attorney Byron Hirst arrested Cheyenne's mayor, chief of police, and two other police officers for extorting several local businesses.  The talk examines the bribery charges brought against the mayor and police officers, their trial, along with other factors which illustrate some of the problems associated with the boom times in the capital city during the war years.

This event is free and open to the public.


 

Rick Ewig

Bio

Rick Ewig is a Wyoming historian. He earned a master's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and went on to work in the Wyoming State Archives, Museums, and Historical Department. He also was employed for many years at the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming. He has had a number of articles published in the state historical journal, Annals of Wyoming, and also wrote the book, Cheyenne: A Sesquicentennial History. Ewig also served as the longtime editor of Annals of Wyoming and served as president of the Wyoming State Historical Society.

Literary Connection

The Literary Connection is an annual gathering of readers and writers to celebrate the written word.

Lose yourself in the joy of books with guest authors Carine McCandless and Annette McGivney. Let their experiences captivate you, see what they are working on for future projects and enjoy the opportunity to engage in conversation with our award-winning guest authors.

Date: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
Location: Laramie County Community College, ANB Bank Leadership Center in the Clay Pathfinder Building
Cost: $30 per person
*includes: presentations by the authors, dinner and a book signing

Learn more about Literary Connection and how to register.

Past Cultural and Community Enrichment Series

  • Beast Women, 2011
  • Chanticleer, 2014
  • Red Riding Hood, 2016
  • 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
  • Laura Pelon, The Living Roots of Music, 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
  • A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Wyoming, 2019
  • Sam Mihara: Memories of Heart Mountain, 2019
  • 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
  • Natalia Wróbel, 2015
  • Lea McComas, 2016
  • Rebecca Davis, 2017
  • 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
  • Lian Quan Zhen, 2016
  • Tom Lynch, 2017
  • Karen Knutson, 2018
  • Gloria Miller Allen, 2019
  • Dr. Bruce Perry, 2002
  • Dr. Bruce Perry, 2003
  • Dr. Zoltan Acs, 2007
  • John Collar, 2009
  • Daniel Pink, 2010
  • Peterson Farm Brothers, 2016
  • 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
  • Allen Kurzwell and George Bilgere, 2015
  • Craig Childs and Alexandra Fuller, 2016
  • Craig Johnson and Sharman Apt Russell, 2017
  • Carrie LaSeur and Karen Abbott, 2018

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
  • John Straley, 2017
  • 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

*Fund has been discontinued

  • Photography as Fine Art Workshop/Open House
  • Nat Coalson, 2015
  • Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, 2016
  • Chuck Kimmerle, 2017
  • Jennifer Evenhus, 2017
  • Robert Carsten, 2019
  • Dr. Robert Fuller, 2010
  • Andrea Batista Schlesinger, 2010
  • Dr. Barry Glassner, 2012
  • Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, 2013
  • Frank Bucaro, 2014
  • Cowboy Ethics, 2016
.     Rick Ewig is a Wyoming historian.  He earned a Master's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and went on to work in the Wyoming State Archives, Museums, and Historical Department.  He also was employed for many years at the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.  He has had a number of articles published in the state historical journal, Annals of Wyoming, and also wrote the book, Cheyenne: A Sesquicentennial History.  Ewig also served as the longtime editor of Annals of Wyoming and served as president of the Wyoming State Historical Society.