Bye to showcase oil painting exhibit in New York City

Shoe painting

"Shoe," by Jeff Bye, depicts a cobbler’s shop in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

Credit: Jeff Bye

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jeff Bye, a lecturer in art in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will exhibit ten oil paintings at the Steven Amedee Gallery in New York City from Nov. 2 to Jan. 1. The opening reception for the show is 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the gallery.

Among the paintings appearing in the Amedee show is “Shoe,” which depicts a cobbler’s shop in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Other paintings by Bye represent urban landscapes from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Detroit and New York City.

Bye is also working with students in his painting and drawing courses to exhibit their works on the lower level of the Olmsted Building on the Harrisburg campus. About teaching, Bye said, “So many of my students are coming into the studio classes with very little if no experience with either genre. So, it really is a satisfying position to be in, to be able to teach them and observe their own personal growth.”

In 2016, Bye’s paintings were also featured in “The American Art Collector.”