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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.

Jan 10, 2024

Join us for an inspiring episode of Art & Cocktails hosted by Ekaterina Popova.

In this episode, we have the pleasure of inviting the remarkable artist, curator, musician, and multi-disciplinary visionary, Jo Gamel, to share her incredible journey.

Discover Jo's story of her evolution as an artist, fueled by her passion for female rock icons. Dive into her world of curation and the exhilarating experience of organizing her own exhibitions. Jo Gamel, a multidisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia, walks us through her creative process, heavily influenced by the transformative practice of Art-as-Therapy, which she mastered at Antioch University Seattle.

Jo's extensive travels, including her time as an ESL instructor in Sweden and Turkey and award-funded trips to Finland and Russia, have shaped her anthropological interests in goddesses, religious architecture, feminism, and theology. Her family's diverse spiritual backgrounds, encompassing Judaism, Polish Catholicism, English and Irish Episcopalianism, Celtic Wiccan, and Japanese Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, provide a unique backdrop for her creative exploration.

With a portfolio showcased in galleries across Philadelphia, New York City, Seattle, and New Jersey, Jo Gamel is more than just an artist. She is the founder of Tutor of the Arts LLC, an art education instructor, a private tutor, a curator, and an art gallery assistant. Currently, Jo is delving into the realm of academia, co-authoring a textbook on the chemistry and physics of oil paint with Dr. Michael Mackay, aiming to broaden our understanding of creating archival paintings.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Jo Gamel is set to make waves in the music industry, debuting a Hard Rock album with her band, Jüpiter. This musical endeavor beautifully complements her latest body of work, both of which passionately explore the Power of Venus as harnessed by female Rock musicians.

Tune in to this episode of Art & Cocktails and get ready to be inspired by Jo Gamel's journey and her boundless creative pursuits.

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