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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.

May 24, 2021

Join host Kat and Canadian artist Julia Hacker on an empowering episode about finding your identity, discovering the freedom to whatever you choose, and committing to personal boundaries to protect time in the studio.

Julia Hacker shares her story about moving from Russia to Canada, finding her identity as an artist, and chasing after her dreams.

Julia Hacker is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of contemporary mixed media, paint, collage, and illustration. Julia also offers her artwork for rent/sale to staging companies, real state agents, and interior designers.

“Sometimes you can’t appreciate what is right there in front of you,” Julia says. Life is so beautiful. What I see in nature-created curves of the branches is the hidden power and life force, and it just takes time to awaken it. I want people to understand the positivity of life itself. I am interested in the deformity of the tangled plants. There is strength in those twists. They are like blood vessels, pulsating with energy and life. It is inside each of us. We just have to look inside.”