By Erin Corrigan
There is something to be said about a person who has discovered a sense of tranquility and stimulation through the process of authentic craft-making with their own, bare hands. Jennifer Jimenez, a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, is living proof of the endless possibilities intertwined with the notion of being an artist.
Jennifer received a bachelors degree in Art and Art History and Criticism, which is what she chose to double major in while attending her years at SB. Jennifer is someone who walks through life with an open and eager mind. She says she enjoys expanding her knowledge regarding other artists, whether their talents be prolific in the past, or in the present; whichever way their mark is made, she doesn’t discriminate. She hopes to one day be a successful, professional artist herself and is more than willing to put her hand to the test.
Jennifer dabbles in an array of creative outlets, which certainly helps with keeping her eye sharp and her hand steady. For instance, you can find bona fide handmade pieces by Miss. Jimenez in many different forms. She perfects her craft in everything from drawing, painting and printmaking, to sewing, crocheting and jewelry-making. Needless to say, she finds it absolutely necessary to keep a consistent flow of projects moving day by day. This is what keeps her creativity beating with a steady pulse.
Although Jennifer is currently a proactive member of the art community, she did not always feel like it was possible to pursue the study of art and obtain a successful career. Just when she was sure that following such a dream would leave her unsupported and unrecognized, she won an art achievement award at her community college. This was just the push she needed to realize the talent that extended far beyond her fingertips. Soon after, Jennifer made a bold move and refined the title of her major; allowing her to pursue the study of fine arts as a visual artist.
Come support the local artists’ of your community Saturday, June 21st at the Walt Whitman Birthplace for the SPARKBOOM kickoff event, “Beards, Bards and BOOM” from 7-10 PM. Click here to RSVP. Jennifer Jimenez will have her beautifully constructed paintings on display and you can meet the creator herself! For more information about Jennifer Jimenez and her awesome arts and crafts, visit Jennifer Jimenez Art.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin Corrigan is an aspiring writer with an open mind. She believes that music, art and poetry are the essential nutrients for every soul. Giving a voice to the budding faces of the literary and fine arts community is what she’s here to accomplish!