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Library debuts new art space
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Posted: 2013 May 03 - 07:24

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FORT PIERCE -- The Fort Pierce Branch Library has refurbished the northeast corner of the first floor to allow patrons a more relaxing area to access the library's WiFi and conduct work on their laptops and tablets.

One major part of the new look includes a new monthly program called ArtSpace, where local artists can display their works each month.

The debut artist featured in the ArtSpace area for the month of May will be Fort Pierce resident Don Dukeshier, who is known for artistic abilities and the fact that, at the time, he was homeless and used the Fort Pierce Library as a studio to draw.

While he is no longer homeless, Mr. Dukeshier continues to use the library as quiet place to draw portraits of musicians, actors and other celebrities. The ArtSpace program will exhibit 18 of Mr. Dukeshier's drawings throughout the month of May.

Residents interested in displaying their artwork as part of the Fort Pierce Library's non-commercial ArtSpace area should contact Librarian Shelia Small at (772) 462-2199. This is not a commercial venue. Artwork is for displayed for enjoyment purposes only.

The Fort Pierce Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane.

For more information about programs, visit http://library.stlucieco.gov.

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