Fort Pierce Library ArtSpace features local artist Don Dukeshier

The Fort Pierce Branch Library’s April ArtSpace features local artist Don Dukeshier.

Dukeshier is a talented artist who creates pencil and pen drawings. His work is realistic and detailed, going beyond photographic portraiture to convey strong feelings. He says: “My art captures the emotions and brings attention to the things that really matter, like love, peace and contentment.”

For many years, a “man of the road,” Dukeshier carried the tools of his art, along with all of his other possessions, in his backpack. His studio and place of refuge was the Fort Pierce Branch Library. Seated in a regular spot on the north side of the building, Dukeshier could be seen almost daily drawing at the library. He now takes up residence in Fort Pierce, where his studio is in his home, though he continues to regularly visit the location where he found so much inspiration for his work.

The Fort Pierce Branch Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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 or This is not a commercial venue. Artwork is 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:

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