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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.

Feb 7, 2023

Laurén Magda is an American, multidisciplinary artist based in Ypsilanti, MI. She has been featured by major art publications such as Create! and All She Makes Magazines, and has participated in various group shows. Her first solo show is “Meditations on Transformation” at Stone & Spoon Gallery in Ypsilanti, MI, which runs through April 2023. She has a concentration in freehand, hard-edged painting.

The key themes Laurén explores are those of the transcendental, spiritual, and visionary realms. Her paintings are boldly colorful, with heavy linework that conveys a sense of wonder and tranquility. She is inspired by the calm and empowerment that comes from healing generational trauma, as well as her spiritual belief system in the mystical workings of the Universe.

Laurén pursued artmaking as a profession by attending Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, earning her BFA in Illustration in 2011. She has over a decade of professional graphic design and commercial art experience. After taking a hiatus from pursuing her personal work after art school to commit to a healing journey, she re-established her focus in 2018 and has been creating collections for her personal practice and for exhibiting with galleries.