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.

See below for information on upcoming events. 

Cultural and Community Enrichment Series Events

2024

Esther and John Clay Fine Art Gallery 

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Feature Artist: Colette Smith, soft pastels and watercolor artist

Known for working in pastels for nearly 30 years, Colette is a painter of contemporary landscapes that often blur the distinctions between realism and abstraction. The driving force behind her work is her interest in finding and amplifying the beauty and mystery that exists quietly all around us, both obvious and hidden. Colette is always looking for ways that the humblest scenes reveal profound insights and offer wordless understanding.

The artist reception will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5 in the Surbrugg Prentice Auditorium Lobby/ Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery.

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024 | 6 p.m.
Surbrugg Prentice Auditorium Lobby
Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery 

Honorary Curator - Harvey Deselms, Deselms Fine Art

The For The Love Of The Arts event aims to support the Communication & Creative Arts students at LCCC and to celebrate the individuals and businesses that shape Cheyenne's vibrant arts scene through a silent auction. It's an opportunity to bring local arts and culture leaders to campus for an evening of amazing art, delicious food and drinks, live jazz music, and good company.  

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2024 - 5:30 - 8 p.m.
ANB Bank Leadership Center 

Literary Connection is an annual gathering at LCCC to celebrate the written word and acknowledge the special relationship between authors and readers.

Tanaya Winder - Words Like Love

An individual from Native American Nations promotes "heartwork" through storytelling, singing, and spoken word, focusing on various forms of love in performances and speeches including self-love, intimate love, social love, community love, and universal love.

Erika T. Wurth - White Horse

Erika is a Kenyon and Sewanee fellow, published in The Kenyon Review, Buzzfeed, and The Writer’s Chronicle, and a narrative artist for the Meow Wolf Denver installation. She is an urban Native of Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee descent living in Denver with her partner, step-kids, and two fluffy dogs.

Register for Literary Connection

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2024 | Noon - 1:30 p.m.
ANB Bank Leadership Center 

FREE Lunch with registration

Speaker: Dr. Ryan R. Holston, Professor, Virginia Military Institute

Dr. Ryan R. Holston teaches political theory in the Department of International Studies & Political Science at Virginia Military Institute.  Dr. Holston’s areas of scholarly interest include the study of tradition, political deliberation, utopianism, and the authority of science. Most recently, he published a book entitled Tradition & the Deliberative Turn:  a Critique of Contemporary Democratic Theory and he previously co-edited a book called The Historical Mind:  Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age, both with SUNY Press. Dr. Holston received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University, his M.Sc. From The London 69 of Economics & Political Science, and his B.A. from Dickinson College.  In 2022, he was the recipient of VMI’s Matthew Fontaine Maury Prize for Excellence in Research and has twice received its Jackson-Hope Prize for Excellence in Published Scholarly Work.  He has also served as Editor at the journal Humanitas.  Dr. Holston has received a number of academic fellowships at institutions such as Roanoke College, the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at the Catholic University of America, and the James Madison Program at Princeton University.

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
  • Tayler LaSharr, Deer 139, 2022
  • Taylor Mali, 2024
  • 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
  • 69 County Artists Then and Now: Brandon Bailey, Guadalupe Barajas, Kim Castaneda, Steve Knox, and James Overstreet, 2022
  • Robert Martinez, 2023
  • 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
  • Don Andrews, 2022
  • Kim Johnson Nechtman, 2023
  • Richard Sneary, 2024 - cancelled
  • 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
  • Amanda Brinkman, 2024
  • 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
  • Christine Carbo and Ron Franscell, 2022
  • Ben Mikaelsen and Shreve Stockton, 2023
  • 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
  • Jason Brubaker, DreamWorks Animation & Coffee Table Comics, 2022
  • 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
  • Elizabeth Smart, 2023
  • 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
  • Dr. Robert Fuller, 2010
  • Andrea Batista Schlesinger, 2010
  • Dr. Barry Glassner, 2012
  • Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, 2013
  • Frank Bucaro, 2014
  • Cowboy Ethics, 2016