“Art and anxiety and mental health, they go hand in hand,” said Las Vegas artist Lance L. Smith. “And whether your art is your cooking or your parenting or your gardening … you have a right to allow those things to be a container for things that other folks can’t hold.”
On this season of the Double Scoop Podcast, guest host Holly Hutchings talks with Lance and three other artists—Rob Garrett, Jessica Schimpf, and Sogand Tabatabaei—about art and mental health.
Lance told Holly that, at a young age, they realized that art was the avenue to help channel the feelings that didn’t have anywhere else to go.
LISTEN: Double Scoop Podcast Episode 21—The Art + Mental Health Series with Lance L. Smith
You can learn more about Lance L. Smith and their work in the article “Lance Smith’s imagery is a toolkit for decolonization” by Brent Holmes, published on Double Scoop in 2020.
Lance’s work is featured in Double Scoop’s exhibition I‘m OK, I’m not OK at UNR’s Student Galleries South through Aug. 5.
This podcast was funded by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.