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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.

Jul 25, 2023

Join us in this fun and uplifting episode as Barbara Ann Michaels, also known as the Jester of the Peace, takes us on a 30-year journey as a performance artist with a unique background in humor. Discover how Barbara's profound realization led her to embrace humor and wellness as her true mission, creating audience interactive activations that are both funny on the surface and deeply transformative. Uncover the power of humor as a secret sauce that breaks down barriers and fosters genuine connections among people.

Barbara shares her visionary project of crafting a town for humor and wellness, an immersive experience available in both live in-person and metaverse versions. Along the way, she inspires artists to embrace flexibility in their labeling and collaborations, opening doors to new opportunities for creative expression.

Tune in for laughter, insight, and a profound exploration of the human heart and the healing power of humor. Learn more about Barbara and her work at

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