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Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration


Join host Ekaterina Popova, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, as she uncorks the vibrant and multifaceted world of contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, mindset, and creativity one episode at a time. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails," a podcast where artists, creatives, dreamers, and artpreneurs gather to share their journeys and their art over their favorite drinks.

Building on the success of the "Create!" podcast, Ekaterina steers the artistic conversation towards more intimate, heart-to-heart discussions that fuel the spirit and inspire the artist's soul. Tune in for insightful, honest discussions with leading artists, curators, writers, coaches, leaders, and artpreneurs who not only share their journeys in the creative world but also enjoy a "fireside chat" over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. This podcast offers a rich blend of inspiration, art business insights, and the simple joy of sipping your favorite beverage while discussing what lights your heart on fire.

Pour your favorite drink into a beautiful cup, get comfy, and settle down for a session of "Art & Cocktails" each week. Let's celebrate the artist in all of us with a toast to creativity and the limitless possibilities it brings to our lives.

Aug 10, 2023

In this special episode of the Create! Podcast, Ekaterina Popova sits down with Alonsa Guevara to discuss:

  • Her transformative residency experience at Tashkeel in Dubai.
  • How immersing herself in a different culture shaped her art.
  • The power of unconventional thinking in the realm of creative business and entrepreneurship as an artist.
  • Moving to LA and creating new opportunities by connecting with local communities
  • Givine ourselves time to foster new ideas and direction in the studio

Dive in to get inspired and empowered!

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Alonsa Guevara (b. 1986, Rancagua, Chile) is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. Guevara holds an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art (2014) and a BFA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2009). Primarily working in paintings, sculptures, and installations, her work delves into themes of womanhood, identity, and belonging. Additionally, she celebrates the intrinsic connection between humankind and nature. She has received numerous grants and residencies, including the Tashkeel Art Residency in Dubai, the Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program at WNA, USA, the Academy's Fellowship Award in 2015, and the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant. Publications such as Forbes Magazine, Time Out NYC, VICE, and The National News UAE have featured Alonsa's work. She has also exhibited internationally in countries like China, the UAE, Mexico, Denmark, Argentina, and Chile. Her most recent solo exhibition, "Counting Leaves," took place in April 2023 at the Tashkeel Gallery Alserkal in Dubai.