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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.

Oct 17, 2022

Join Kat, Raquel and Alfredo on a special episode of the Create! Podcast where we chat all about entrepreneurship in the arts.

My guests generously share strategies to help artists position themselves as leaders in their space, stay open to new income opportunities and offer branding and networking tips.

Alfredo Achar

Alfredo was born in Mexico City, he graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Film, Television, and Media Studies, and a Minor in Business Administration. He also holds a certificate in Production from New York University and for acting from New York Film Academy. Throughout his career, Alfredo has worked in creative development for production companies, and in programming for various film festivals, mainly the GuadaLAjara Film Festival in Los Angeles, where he serves as Creative Content Manager and Producer. Alfredo has curated programs for LACMA, GLAFF, Guadalajara International Film Festival, and NewFilmmakers LA. He also freelances as a producer for various media outlets and independent projects, and has worked in production at notable award shows like the Emmys, Oscars, and SAG Awards for E! Entertainment. In 2021 he began working in public relations for awards and Oscar campaigns representing films, actors, directors, and other talents. He has published several articles for MovieMaker Magazine and has been a part of many panels on film analysis and the film industry. Additionally, Alfredo is currently producing three short films.

Raquel Serebrenik 

Raquel Serebrenik is a cultural brand development specialist working with institutions, foundations, and corporations to build strategic models that promote cultural development, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable growth. Raquel is an avid problem-solver and strategic thinker who has worked with such organizations as the YJP of NY, The Museum of Modern Art of Bogota, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the Cruz Diez Art Foundation. Raquel’s development, conservation, and curatorial collaborations also include the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the American Institute of Architects. Raquel is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned a BFA in Art History and Design for Sustainability and an MA in Business Design and Cultural Leadership. Raquel is currently a partner in the creative-brands accelerator 4 Art Partners and a co-host of the Culture Tasters podcast, a platform to bring awareness to the contributions of the creative industries to the economy.