Andor Paposi-Jobb at work on the portrait of the old Foxburg Bank Building , now Divani where the show will be held.
Divani of Foxburg will be featuring a painting exhibition entitled SCENES OF FOXBURG. These Foxburg landscapes and landmarks are painted on slate by Emlenton artist Andor Paposi Jobb. The show is scheduled to open on Thursday, August 18th . (Divani Chocolatier and Barista – Old Foxburg Bank Building – 9 Main Street – Foxburg/ DivaniChocolate.com. Phone: 888.763.4826).
The impetus behind Dr. Jobb’s new enthusiasm for painting on slate springs from his wish to create a gift for a friend and became a reality when he hit upon the idea of portraying her farm on a piece of slate. The painting was a success and the idea for creating a series of local images on slate was born.
After a visit to Joseph Jenkins’s trove of slates (Barkeyville, PA based author of THE SLATE ROOF BIBLE ) a number of pieces of various sorts of slate were selected and the painting process started. The slates were a generous gift from Mr. Jenkins.
Dr. Jobb is a professor emeritus of the fine arts, portrait painter and teacher. In pursuit of his art career he attended the prestigious Budapest Art Academy, Kent State University (BA & MA) and continued his studies at Case Western Reserve (MFA). He taught in the Art Department of Clarion University of Pennsylvania until his early retirement in 1991.
He is currently working on various commissions, continuing on with his JUDO GREATS PORTRAIT SERIES (http://www.pajudo.com/judogreats/ – also on facebook) and teaching his art class in Emlenton.
He is available for commission portrait work and rates are available upon request. Recently popular are affordable slate portraits of homes ranging in price from $175 to $300 depending on size.
Dr. Jobb’s painting classes are held at the Emlenton Presbyterian Church and he is available as a private tutor as well. For information about joining his Tuesday and Thursday classes (10 AM – 12 PM) or scheduling private lessons phone him at 412-894-8749 or email to email@example.com.