Cultural and Community Enrichment Series

The Cultural and Community Enrichment Series at LCCC offers exciting opportunities for both students and the general public to experience and learn from artists, authors, business leaders, historians, philosophers, musicians, scientists, photographers, poets and other experts from around the world. These annual events are donor-funded and open to the public.

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Cultural and Community Enrichment Series Events

2022

Playwright Matthew McLachlan

Dinneen Writers Series

Matthew McLachlan
Playwriting Workshop

6 p.m., Apr. 18, 2022

The Playhouse
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Free and open to the public.

Matthew McLachlan is an award-winning playwright based in New York City. His plays include: The Murder Play with Jack & Melissa, Orion, The Knowledge of Sin, Online Dates Are Hard to Handle, among others. His plays have been presented by Nylon Fusion, The NOW Collective, The Farm Theater, The PIT, Thespis Theater Festival, New Works Festival, The Midnight Factory and performed regionally in Kentucky, Massachusetts, & Florida. He is the resident playwright for The Midnight Factory, a Pulse Ensemble Theatre member, and a Wynn Handman playwright in observance. Other credits include: Nominated for Best Writer of a Web-Series (ADULTish), The Roast of Michael Musto (Head-Writer), and his published works A Collection of One-Acts & Other Things You May or May Not Enjoy and full-length play Orion are both available on Amazon.

This workshop will be presented in conjunction with the LCCC Theater Department’s production of A Collection of One Acts You May or May Not Enjoy in The Playhouse at LCCC, located in the College Community Center at the center of the Cheyenne LCCC campus. 

Matthew McLachlan's Official Website

This event is underwritten in-part by the Dinneen Writers Series Fund at the LCCC Foundation and is offered at no charge to all LCCC students as well as members of our greater community.

ANB Bank Performing Arts SeriesChanticleer Mens Chorus

Chanticleer

7 p.m., May 1, 2022

Surbrugg/Prentice Auditorium
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Tickets $30.00
(on sale Feb. 1, 2022 here) 

 

 

After seven years, Chanticleer returns to Cheyenne to perform at LCCC. 

The GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity.  Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, Chanticleer quickly took its place as one of the most prolific recording and touring ensembles in the world, selling over one million recordings and performing thousands of live concerts to audiences around the world.

Chanticleer’s repertoire is rooted in the renaissance, and has continued to expand to include a wide range of classical, gospel, jazz, popular music and a deep commitment to the commissioning of new compositions and arrangements.

Clay Watercolor Workshop

Don Andrews Headshot

Don Andrews

June 5-11, 2022

Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Registration for this workshop is at capacity. Please use the form below to join our waitlist or call 307.778.1110 to have your name added to the waitlist by phone. 

In its 29th year, the Clay Watercolor Workshop brings top watercolor instructors to Cheyenne for a week of instruction, critique and celebrating the joy of watercolor painting. In 2022, we will welcome Texas Watercolorist Don Andrews to Cheyenne to share his expertise in painting figures and landscape in water media.

Don Andrews Landscape Painting - Guatemala

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 more than 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, including Interpreting Figure in Watercolor and Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor. Don Andrews Website

Clay Watercolor Workshop

Don Andrews Headshot

Artist's Demonstration and
Gallery Reception

June 9, 2022

Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery
LCCC Campus | Cheyenne, WY

In its 29th year, the Clay Watercolor Workshop brings top watercolor instructors to Cheyenne for a week of instruction, critique and celebrating the joy of watercolor painting. In 2022, we will welcome Texas Watercolorist Don Andrews to Cheyenne to share his expertise in painting figures and landscape in water media.

As part of this annual event, an Artist's Demonstration and Gallery Reception showcasing the work of the artist and workshop students will be held on Thursday, June 9th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery on the LCCC Campus. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Artist Don Andrews will give a demonstration on basic watercolor technique.

Don Andrews Landscape Painting - Guatemala

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 more than 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, including Interpreting Figure in Watercolor and Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor. Don Andrews Website

Union Pacific Business and Industry Series

Jason BrubakerGraphic Novelist & Animator
Jason Brubaker

Sept. 19-23, 2022

Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

LCCC will welcome graphic novelist, drawing instructor, and animator Jason Brubaker to campus for a week of events in Sept. 2022. Jason will speak with all first-year LCCC students about his work in the animation movie industry and his later career as an author, successful crowd funder, and publisher of graphic novels. 

LCCC will also present  a free showing of one of the films Brubaker worked on as an animator, a public talk and book signing event, and a series of drawing workshops presented by Brubaker and based on his book and drawing methods, Cognitive Drawing.

Jason Brubaker Animation

Bio:

Jason Brubaker began his career as an artist in 1996 being represented by Famous Frames, a storyboarding agency in Los Angeles, where he drew hundreds of commercial storyboards for film and television. Some of his credits include Blade, Pitch Black and Van Helsing.

In 2002, Brubaker began working as a traditional animator for motion design studios in Los Angeles and New York and was soon art directing animated commercials. In 2009, he began working as a Visual Development Artist at Dreamworks Animation on the Kung Fu Panda trilogy as well as Croods, Captain Underpants, Penguins, Trolls and more.

He also created the Eisner Nominated "reMIND" which won the Xeric Comic Award in 2010 and was placed on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens list 2012 (GGNT).

In 2014 the popular website ,Webtoons.com picked up Jason’s series called SITHRAH and it ran for two and a half years as a featured comic. SITHRAH was later published in Hardcover and raised over $300,000 in crowdfunding sales.

With the success of his comic publishing he was able to quit his full-time job at Dreamworks Animation in December of 2014 to fully pursue publishing his own comics at his company, Coffee Table Comics. He moved to Idaho in 2015 and has been publishing comics ever since.

Coffee Table Comics | Cognitive Drawing

 

Past Cultural and Community Enrichment Series

  • Beast Women, 2011
  • Chanticleer, 2014
  • Red Riding Hood, 2016
  • Chanticleer, 2022
  • 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
  • Rick Ewig: Bribery & Corruption in Cheyenne during WWII, 2021
  • 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
  • Anne Abgott, 2021
  • Dr. Bruce Perry, 2002
  • Dr. Bruce Perry, 2003
  • Dr. Zoltan Acs, 2007
  • John Collar, 2009
  • Daniel Pink, 2010
  • Peterson Farm Brothers, 2016
  • Financial Wellness Symposium, 2021
  • 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
  • Annette McGivney and Carine McCandless, 2019
  • Felicia Zamora and Ausma Zehanat Khan, 2021
  • 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
  • Matthew MacLachlan, 2022
  • 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
  • Colleen Miniuk, 2021

    *Fund has been discontinued
  • Dr. Robert Fuller, 2010
  • Andrea Batista Schlesinger, 2010
  • Dr. Barry Glassner, 2012
  • Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, 2013
  • Frank Bucaro, 2014
  • Cowboy Ethics, 2016