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.

Spring 2015 Cultural and Community Enrichment Series

Fred Downs Dinneen Writer Series“Lessons Learned as a Combat Leader Prepared Me for Leadership Issues in the VA”

This LCCC Foundation event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 in the Laramie County Library’s Cottonwood Room.

In 1967, Frederick Downs arrived in Vietnam as a determined 23-year-old infantry lieutenant. In the months of brutal combat to follow, he faced the most lethal and loathsome dangers all the while following orders, keeping his men as safe as he could. He would leave with a shattered body, but a spirit still intact. Following his active-duty service, he served 38 years in the Veterans Administration in numerous administrative roles. Downs received four Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Valor and the Silver Star for his service in the Vietnam War. He is also the author of The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War, Aftermath and No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends.

People can call 307.432.1603 for more information about this event.

Aurora BorealisThis LCCC Foundation concert will be held Tuesday, April 7 at Cheyenne Central High School Auditorium.

The musical duo Aurora Borealis presents a concert featuring the world’s two oldest instruments: the human voice and percussion. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Aurora Borealis was formed in 2004 by percussionist Stephen Solook and soprano Tiffany Du Mouchelle. They’ve premiered more than 25 duo and chamber works for voice and percussion, with performances across the globe from urban New York to the remote villages of Papua New Guinea. This program will also feature the world premiere of Ignota, a work from LCCC instrumental music instructor Bryan Christian, commissioned by and written for Aurora Borealis.

People can call 307.432.1603 for more information about this event.

Union Pacific Career GrowthThis LCCC Foundation event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at the LCCC Center for Conferences and Institutes, Room 129/130.

As Cheyenne and the region continue to experience strong business growth and new development, what does it mean for those of us living here? Business executives from some of the region’s fastest growing industries will answer these questions. Learn about the impact these industries have on our community, the services they provide and the qualities they seek in future employees.

Other activities during Career Week will take place on campus including workshops provided by Workforce Services and Career Center and a Career Fair on April 22.

People can call 307.432.1603 for more information about this event.

Sam Mihara: Memories of Heart MountainThis LCCC Foundation event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 at Cheyenne East High School in the auditorium.

During World War II, the U.S. government forced nine-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration, and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, Memories of Heart Mountain, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans.

People can call 307.432.1603 for more information about this event.

This LCCC Foundation workshop event, endowed by Esther and John Clay, will be held from June 15 through June 19 at Laramie County Community College. An artist demonstration and reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18 in the Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery. The workshop is currently full. People can call 307.432.1603 for more information about this event.

Award-winning artist Rose Edin is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, where she holds a masters status. She has taught throughout the United States and worldwide for more than 40 years. She is the co-author of Color Harmonies: Paint Watercolors Filled with Light.

Although the workshop is currently full, the community is welcome to attend the reception and gallery exhibit.

This LCCC Foundation event features guest photographer Nat Coalson and will be held starting at 9 a.m.on July 13 through July 17 at Laramie County Community College. An open house and gallery show will be held starting at 6 p.m.on Thursday, July 16 in the Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery.

About the class...

Are you a dedicated photographer looking to hone your craft? Have you wanted to learn the best ways to finish your work and present it for sale?

Whether you love nature, travel, portraits or any other kind of photography, there are key principles and fundamental techniques every photographer needs to know to elevate your work to fine art.

This five-day hands-on intensive workshop will give you the knowledge and skills to take your photography to the highest levels of quality while expressing your personal vision.

The big picture... and the fine details
The workshop will include a balanced mix of lecture presentations and hands-on instruction, both in the classroom and in the field. You will learn examples and get instruction on lighting, composition and other elements that demonstrate an exceptional photograph. The topics presented are the most important best practices for working at the highest levels of image making and will give each student the foundation they need to develop their own body of work with confidence. A portion of the workshop will include shooting and post-production work.

Key topics of instruction will include:

• Fundamental principles and history of photography as fine art
• Working with light
• Composition and design
• Digital post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop
• Color management
• Fine art digital printing
• Finishing, mounting and framing
• Portfolios and presentation
• Working with photo reps, galleries and museums
• Group and individual image critiques

Location shoots will be held on campus and/or offsite; there are areas on campus and within 15 minutes of the school that would be appropriate for location shoots. (For outdoor shooting sessions held offsite, LCCC will provide transportation.)

For more information or to register for the workshop call 307.432.1603. Registration Fee: $300 (open on a first-come basis). 

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Robert Bly, 2003
  • Robert Pack, 2007
  • Temple Grandin, 2009
  • Lauren Myracle, 2010
  • Poe Ballantine, 2012
  • Don Cellini, 2013
  • 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

 

 

ANB Performing Art Series

  • The Bank of the West Music Series presents Mark Sloniker, pictured April 27, 2010, with wife, Colleen Crosson, and son Myles.Beast Women, 2011
  • Chanticleer, 2014

Bank of the West Music Series 

  • King’singers, Acapella Choir, 2002
  • 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

Gerald and Jessie Chambers Speakers Series

  • 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

Ed and Caren Murray Art Series

  • Trine Bumiller Gallery ShowRecall: 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

Clay Watercolor Workshop

  • Areleta Petch, 1995
  • 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

First Interstate Bank/Progress and Prosperity Community Conversation

  • Dr. Bruce Perry, 2002
  • Dr. Bruce Perry, 2003
  • Dr. Zoltan Acs, 2007
  • John Collar, 2009
  • Daniel Pink, 2010

Literary Connection

  • Literary ConnectionAnnie Proulx, James Galvin, C.J. Box, Gus Lee & Alexandra Fuller, 2004
  • 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

Sharon & Dale Keizer Empowerment Series

Programming to be announced.

UP Business & Industry Series

Eric Chester, Generation “Why” or Getting Them to Give a Damn

  • Richard K. Davidson, UP CEO, 2001
  • 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

The Dinneen Writers Series

  • Robert Bly, 2003
  • Robert Pack, 2007
  • Temple Grandin, 2009
  • Lauren Myracle, 2010
  • Poe Ballantine, 2012
  • Don Cellini, 2013

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Presents

  • 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