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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Upcoming Cultural and Community Enrichment Series Events


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

Gerald and Jessie Chambers Speakers Series

Historian Rick Ewig

5:30 p.m., Sept. 23, 2021 

Surbrugg/Prentice Auditorium
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

No cost, general admission, open to the public.

Bribery & Corruption in Cheyenne during WWI:

Join Wyoming historian Rick Ewig for an evening exploring a sordid and sensational story of corruption that reached to the highest levels of Cheyenne's political leadership. Who was Lola West and how did she help bring down a corrupt mayor, the chief of police, and other officials who were taking advantage of Cheyenne's "west edge" residents in the 1940s? Join us on Sept. 23 to hear every exciting detail.


Rick Ewig is a Wyoming historian and author of several books on the history of Wyoming and Cheyenne.

Literary Connection

Ausma Zehanat Khan   Felicia Zamora

Ausma Zehanat Khan and Felicia Zamora

5:30 p.m., Oct. 7, 2021

ANB Bank Leadership Center, Clay Pathfinder Building
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Tickets $30.00 (purchase)

Join us for one of LCCC's most popular events, and spend an evening hearing from two authors about their creative process, writing choices and experiences in publishing. This event is not simply an author reading, but is meant to celebrate the relationship between readers and writers and impart a deeper appreciation in attendees for writing of all kinds.

For more information on this year's authors and event details, please see our Literary Connection page.


ANB Bank Performing Arts SeriesChanticleer Mens Chorus


7 p.m., May 1, 2022

Surbrugg/Prentice Auditorium
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY

Tickets $30.00
(on sale Jan. 2, 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 will open at 9 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2022; watch here for details.


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


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


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