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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 31, 2023

In this episode, join host Ekaterina Popova as she delves into a conversation with Zhanna Tsytsyn, a talented full-time working artist originally from Siberia and now based in the US. Zhanna's art practice is deeply rooted in eco-somatics, exploring the profound interconnectedness between humans and nature. 

Through her unique creative process, which involves dance and meditation, Zhanna draws inspiration from her transformative experiences with a mushroom ceremony. 

Get a sneak peek into her upcoming solo exhibition, where she showcases paintings and masks that explore the archetype of the witch, emphasizing the importance of being connected to nature. Don't miss this enlightening discussion as Zhanna invites us into her world of art at La Casita Cultural Center Gallery.

For more information about Zhanna Tsytsyn and her art, visit



Historical Paintings Mentioned: 

Ivan the Terrible and His Son by Ilya Repin 

Saturn Devouring His Son Painting by Francisco Goya