Cultural 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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2021-2022 Cultural and Community Enrichment Series

Photographer Colleen Miniuk holding a camera.Edington Photography Workshop

Photographer Colleen Miniuk

Aug. 2-6, 2021
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Tentative Workshop Schedule:

Aug. 2: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch), 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Aug. 3: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch)

Aug. 4: 4:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch)

Aug. 5: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch)

Aug. 6: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch)

To register for this workshop, please complete the form below. 


Workshop Itinerary:

Aug. 2 – Control Exposure

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch), 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Students will get to know each other and Colleen in the classroom, learn some basics on composition and exposure, and then begin taking photos outside on the LCCC campus. After dinner, the group will reconvene for a Sunset Shoot at Vedauwoo Recreation Area west of Cheyenne.

Aug. 3 – Observe and Critique

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch)

Students will participate in the first class review and critique of the previous day's work, receive a lesson on composition, and then have the opportunity to practice what they've learned shooting around the LCCC Campus.

Aug. 4 – See the Light

4:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch)

The day starts very early with a Sunrise Shoot at Curt Gowdy State Park west of Cheyenne. Participants return to the workshop classroom for image review and critique and a lesson in Perception and Composition. After lunch, participants will shoot at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens as part of a lesson in Macro and Natural Light shooting techniques.

Aug. 5 – Finalize Your Vision

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch)

Image review and critique in the classroom along with further instruction on Macro and Natural Light shooting techniques. Afternoon classroom lessons focus on processing images and finalizing images.

Aug. 6 – Create New Ideas

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 1-hour lunch)

Classroom lesson on keeping your work fresh and creative. Participants will then take photos outdoors on the LCCC campus. Returning to the classroom after lunch, the workshop's final review and critique will take place with wrap-up comments.

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Colleen Miniuk is a corporate-America-escapee turned full-time outdoor photographer, writer, publisher, instructor, and speaker from Chandler, Arizona. Her credits include National Geographic calendars, Arizona Highways, AAA Via, National Parks Traveler, On Landscape, and a broad variety of other publications.

Colleen has served three times as an Artist-in-Residence with Acadia National Park after which she authored the award-winning guidebook, Photographing   Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How. She is also the author of Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, & How (1st and 2nd editions) as well as the instructional eBook, Seeing the Light in Outdoor Photography (1st and 2nd editions). She writes an online photography advice column called “Dear Bubbles” and leads photography workshops, women’s photography retreats (called “Sheography™”), webinars, and online critique sessions for camera clubs, organizations, and private clients across the U.S.

Colleen Miniuk Website

watercolor flowers by Anne AbgottEsther and John Clay Watercolor Workshop 

Artist Anne Abgott

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

Registration is now full for this workshop. To be placed on the waitlist, please contact Amber Holen at 307-778-1110 or


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Public Artist Demonstration and Reception featuring Anne Abgott

June 10, 2021

This is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the LCCC Foundation at 307.778.1110.


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.

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