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Artists Create Beyond Canvas

February 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Art and artworks are never limited by their form and style. When you are intrigued by an artwork, have you wondered how it was born? In this curated artist showcase, we are excited to invite three talented artists who all have unconventional approaches in art to unveil the behind-scene stories about their artworks, inspirations, and passions.

About the artists:

Alex Chiou

A Puzzle of Nature, the Journey to Ourselves

Alex is a UVA alumna artist, and she chooses one of the most common and fragile materials, paper, to create the scenes. She paints on paper with colorful gradient colors and cuts them into various shapes to demonstrate all the feelings and memories when one faces the remote nature. By stacking and rearranging them in different ways, Alex uses abstract and exquisite cutout shapes to represent the contours of landscapes and to create different thickness to bring the ups and downs of landforms to life.

Renée DeCarlo

Art invents by its own process

Renée started painting out of nervousness. By using the traditional printmaking techniques and experimenting with materials, she builds each piece upon layers, defines the spaces through colors, and explores ideas of tradition, structure, and the boundaries and relationships between them. Viewing DeCarlo’s artwork is similar to scavenger hunting – the audiences observe transformation between layers of lines.

Usha Shukla

Interpreter of nature

Growing up in the colorful Indian culture, Shukla developed a high sensitivity to color. She took sanctuary in nature and immersed herself in it, feeling the air and observing the light. Air is an integral natural element; it acts as a tool in Shukla’s unique painting technique. In Usha’s world, the color is not still: it is moving, it has temperature, and it has texture.

Event Special

Similar to you, another kind of artist – mixologist is inspired by those artworks as well and designed an art-inspired cocktail menu for this event. We will share a unique cocktail recipe list inspired by our three artists as early as two weeks before the event. Sign up now to get a unique drink and enjoy the art!


The showcase is organized and co-hosted by RevArt and the Virginia Club of New York. RevArt is a platform connecting artists with brands. It has the vision of making worldwide art accessible to everyone. The company was born at UVA and founded by UVA alumna Patti Pan.

You will receive an email with the Zoom link on the day prior to the event. We ask that participants register by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

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February 4, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm