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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 6, 2021

In our next episode of The Create! Podcast, Alicia interviews abstract artist Makiko Harris. This episode covers the artist’s background and inspirations, her step-by-step guide for launching a sale of your work on your own, and advice for dealing with slow seasons. 

More about Makiko Harris:

Makiko is a San Francisco-based hapa-American artist that makes highly textured abstract mixed media paintings. Leveraging her mixed-race heritage of being both Japanese and white, she creates work that explores the tension between subtlety and exuberance/composure and expressiveness. Her work also explores the resilience of the female body.

Makiko Harris was born in Breda, The Netherlands, and has lived in Tokyo, Boston, New York, and California. She studied Philosophy and Studio Art at Tufts University (B.A. 2011), focusing on Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art, and Feminist Philosophy. After graduation, she continued her studio art education at the California College of Arts in San Francisco through the continuing education program. Currently, Makiko is a Studio Artist and Board Member at Root Division - a fellowship for emerging artists that provides subsidized studio space in downtown San Francisco and professional development support.