Jamie Berube's art

Abstract art by Jamie Berube

Join us as we celebrate a month of abstract art with the work of local artist, Jamie Bérubé.

Jamie was born in 1991 in Champaign, Illinois. Growing up as a child with Down syndrome, he was fully included in public schools in Champaign and in State College, Pennsylvania until seventh grade, and after that was partially included in science and French classes (in high school, he was allowed to take French I for two years and French II for two years). Now 27, he currently works a variety of paying and volunteer jobs—doing piecework and community work at Skills of Central PA, keeping inventory at Penn State Press, assisting at PAWS and Discovery Space, and helping the equipment managers for the Penn State men's hockey team.

About his art, Jamie says: “I started making art around 2002 or 2003, and I still do it today. I started painting in 2001, but I mostly like working with crayons and pens. I love to go to museums, and I love all kinds of art, especially the Renaissance, though my work is more like modern. I don’t draw people or animals or nature. I do towers, shapes, colors, and lines. I like Uniball ink pens the best. I try to use different alternating colors.”

Interested in purchasing a piece? Contact the artist through Michael Bérubé (


A reception for the artist and the public will be held in the Downsbrough Community Room on Saturday, March 16, from 2pm-4pm. 


Like the library, this exhibition is free and open to the public. 


Posted 2/28/2019