Artist of the Month series launches: Karina Jimenez, Feb. 1–27

Starting February 1, Gallery on Main launches its "Artist of the Month" series of exhibitions with a selection of works by local artist Karina Jimenez. Her works will be on view through Monday, February 27.

Join us for an opening reception at Gallery on Main on Friday, February 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Meet the artist, see her works on view, and mingle with other artists and art lovers. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public.

Karina Jimenez works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture and special-effects makeup art. She recently completed her Associate's degree in fine arts at Raritan Valley Community College. While a student, her work was selected for a number of juried exhibitions and awards, including The Morris Museum's statewide Fresh Perspectives exhibition in 2014.

A self-described "hobbit lover" and "tree climber," Karina says that she's much-inspired by "the dark and witty mind of Tim Burton, the stories in J.K. Rowling's magical head, and what seems to be mostly nature," and that she enjoys challenging herself by experimenting with different mediums.

Following the inaugural exhibition featuring Karina Jimenez, throughout March Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" series will feature photographs by Emiliano Gonzalez.