Published illustrator and local artist Rob Jelinski has teamed with Comb Classic Barbershop to bring minimalistic portraitures of hair styles, beards, and barbershop tools to Montclair Center in “The Beard Exhibition” beginning on November 7.
Jelinski, a 33 year-old born in Bloomfield, schooled in Montclair, plans to use the month of November to bring awareness for men’s health locally by donating a portion of art sales to The Movember Foundation. Movember (Mustache + November) is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of mustaches during the month to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer.
“The Beard Exhibition” explores the transcending appeal of a well-styled beard (and haircut). When asked how he came up with the idea, Rob stated that “Movember or even No-Shavember always seemed like a great way to give back, but I had never participated in them until last year when my best friend, Efrain Mercado and I had a beard competition. It was a lot of fun, so as we planned to compete this year, I got the idea for this art show. Comb was the perfect, artistic backdrop and the owner, Vito, was all for it.”
Comb owner Vito Capriglione and artist Rob Jelinski
“We are donating 10% of all of art sales to The Movember Foundation and asking everyone online and in attendance to grow their facial hair or make a direct donation through out November. Said Rob when asked how this event gives back to men’s health.
“If we are gonna do this event at Comb, then we are gonna do it big, says Comb owner Vito. “We’re gonna do it right.”
“The Beard Exhibition”
Opening on Saturday, November 7 from 8 – 10 pm
Comb, 29 South Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free, 10% of art sales will be donated to The Movember Foundation.