The Art People Podcast

Lance L. Smith: Artist, Community Advocate and Mystical Blerd

This week we bring you the first interview from Las Vegas! Justin Favela sits down and has a conversation with one of his best friends, his good judy, sister from another mister, Lance L. Smith. They talk about navigating through different spaces as people of color, the concepts behind Lance’s work, RuPaul’s Drag Race, gender expression, community building and so much more!

Untold Stories: An Exhibition Exploring the Artist as Storyteller

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This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Featured Artists: Angela M. Brommel, Antonio Gomez, Arika Eikenberry, Bruce Isaacson, Claire Wentzel, Diana Morgan, Diane Butner, Gig Depio, Heather Lang-Cassera, Jan Steckel, Jennifer Battisti, Jesa Townsend, Jo Meuris, Kathleen Nathan, Lance Smith, Mallory Carvalho, Melissa Russell, Ross Takahashi, Sapira Cheuk, Sean Russell, Syd Stewart, Vickie Shields, Vogue M. Robinson.

Nevada State College April 10 - June 5, 2019



"Gallery Stars!" showing work by thirty-one artists who have exhibited at Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery or who are represented by the gallery. These regional and national artists are from Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as Illinois, Oregon, and Colorado.


DrawiNG & MEMORY Lance L. Smith


This workshop will guide you through a practice that unites conversation and group sharing with classic observational drawing techniques

UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art,                 March 10, 2019, 5:30pm

Year of the Pig: Chinese Heritage Exhibition


Thirty-six artists and Clay Arts Vegas students selected for this invitational gallery exhibition of works that include the pig and signifiers, images or visual concepts that honor and recognize this Chinese tradition.

Mayor's Gallery at Historic Fifth Street School, DECEMBER 6-MARCH 2, 2019

Drawing & Memory: A Workshop with Lance Smith     

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UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, East Gallery                     Saturday, March 10, 2018, 12-2pm


Led by Las Vegas artist Lance Smith, this workshop will guide you through a practice that unites conversation and group sharing with classic observational drawing techniques. Participants will focus on color, form, and the role of detail in portraiture. Bring a photograph of a loved one from the past.  Art materials will be supplied. All ages and experience levels welcome. Smith's work is on view in the Barrick’s current exhibition, Plural.

Moral Monsters

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City Hall Chamber Gallery
FEBRUARY 15 – March 28, 2018

Small works in charcoal and oil paint exploring moral apathy, race, and conflict in America. Jarring depictions of animals, particularly chosen for their symbolism and with teeth bared, present us with raw hostility and an immediate threat. In a society divided by racial tensions and animosity, such sentiments are unfortunately common enough and become a feature of everyday life for many. Has it become too easy to ignore the unsettling images, actions, and attitudes that we see around us and thus normalize them—the effect of a monster producing moral apathy?



Plural   Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art February 2 – May 12, 2018

Plural features recently donated artworks from the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art’s permanent collection that explore complex aspects of human identity through a range of traditional and unconventional media. Memory, passion, voice, excess, race, gender, and intersectionality all are brought into question as we search for ways in which a museum collection can reflect our own multifaceted understanding of who we are. 

This exhibition features artwork by China Adams, Linda Alterwitz, Audrey Barcio, Tim Bavington, Elizabeth Blau, Catherine Borg, Diane Bush, Gig Depio, Andreana Donahue, Jacqueline Ehlis, Justin Favela, Ash Ferlito with Matt Taber, Noelle Garcia, Nancy Good, Maureen Halligan, Clarity Haynes, Stephen Hendee, Brent Holmes, Bobbie Ann Howell, Alexa Hoyer, Eri King, Branden Koch, Fay Ku, Wendy Kveck, Eric LoPrest, Julie Oppermann, Tom Pfannerstill, Krystal Ramirez, Kim Rugg, JK Russ, Sean Russell, Daniel Samaniego, Aaron Sheppard, Sean Slattery, Lance Smith, Brent Sommerhauser, Laurens Tan, Ryan Wallace, Mary Warner, Mikayla Whitmore, Thomas Ray Willis, Amy Yoes, and Almond Zigmund.