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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.

Sep 14, 2023

In this heartwarming and empowering episode of the Create! Podcast, host Ekaterina Popova sits down with Houston-based visual artist Tyler Kay. We discuss the potential of public art, building a mural business, taking yourself and your art seriously when it comes to contracts and collaborations, and more.

Episode Highlights:

  • Tyler’s Rebirth: Rediscovering art as a therapeutic practice post a significant personal loss.
  • The Beauty in Every Moment: A deep dive into Tyler's philosophy that every moment holds beauty, a perspective she richly portrays through her floral paintings.
  • Community Engagement and Public Art: Tyler shares insights from her extensive studies focusing on public art and community engagement, spotlighting her acclaimed mural projects including her transformative journey in Skopelos Island, Greece.
  • Glitch Florals: Understanding the inspiration and process behind the iconic glitch florals Tyler has become known for.
  • Business Tips for Budding Artists: From the importance of contracts to protecting your art through copyright, Tyler shares essential tips for budding artists aspiring to step into the world of public art.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Tyler Kay’s website
  • The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
  • Create! Magazine
  • Call for Entry
  • Public Artist

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