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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 10, 2024

Join us for an insightful exploration of the art of relaxation as we sit down with artist Violet Luczak and host Ekaterina Popova. In this episode, we delve into what it truly means for artists and creators to unwind and find rejuvenation amidst their busy lives. Drawing from our conversation with Violet, who recently showcased her work at the Very Serious Gallery, we uncover valuable insights that resonate deeply in today's fast-paced world.


Key Episode Insights:

  • Gain valuable insights into Violet's transition from graphic design to painting, and how she successfully balances her roles as a design educator and an exhibiting artist.
  • Explore the humorous and thought-provoking themes present in Violet's recent series, "Give It a Rest," which provocatively challenges conventional notions of true relaxation.
  • Delve into the irony of creating an exhibition centered around rest while simultaneously navigating the demands of the creative process.
  • Discover practical tips for maintaining a studio practice and nurturing creativity, inspired by Violet's personal experiences and unique perspectives.
  • Uncover the inherent interconnectedness of art and design in Violet's practice, and the pivotal role of community in fostering creativity and providing support.


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Tune in to this  episode as we navigate the paradox of rest and relaxation with Violet Luczak, and gain actionable insights to cultivate true rejuvenation in your own life.

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