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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.

Apr 28, 2024

Join us for an uplifting and motivating episode with artist Greg Mike and host Ekaterina Popova on Art & Cocktails.

Description: This is your go-to podcast for inspiring conversations with artists from around the world. Join Kat and artist Greg Mike as they delve into the artist's journey, work ethic, and tips for aspiring creatives.

In this episode, Ekaterina is joined by Greg Mike, a prolific muralist, designer, and the founder of ABV AGENCY and ABV GALLERY. Born and raised in Connecticut, Greg Mike's childhood trips to NYC ignited his passion for reinventing public spaces through art and design. Influenced by mid-century cartoons and skate culture, Greg's work is a vibrant fusion of colorful explosions and surrealistic pop art.

Join them for an uplifting and motivating episode where they chat about Greg Mike's career, creative process, and insights for artists looking to make their mark in the industry.

Episode Highlights:

  • Career Insights: Gain valuable insights into Greg Mike's artistic journey, from childhood inspiration to becoming a renowned muralist and founder of ABV AGENCY.
  • Artistic Style: Explore Greg Mike's distinctive style, characterized by vibrant colors, surrealistic elements, and playful cartoon motifs.
  • Mural Magic: Learn how Greg Mike approaches mural projects, including his experiences painting in cities like Atlanta, Miami, and beyond.
  • Creative Entrepreneurship: Discover Greg Mike's entrepreneurial ventures, from founding ABV GALLERY to curating events like the OuterSpace Project.
  • Tips for Artists: Get practical advice on networking, navigating the art world, and turning your passion into a successful career.
  • Studio Secrets: Peek behind the scenes as Greg Mike shares his creative process, from sketching on iPads to bringing large-scale murals to life.
  • Atlanta's Art Scene: Explore the thriving art scene in Atlanta and why it's a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts.

Tune in to "Art & Cocktails" for uplifting conversations that celebrate creativity and inspire artists to reach new heights. This episode is brought to you by Create! Magazine. Use code "NEWREADER" to save 20% off subscriptions.