Pyrography Featured on Siouxland Libraries’ Downtown Library Art Walls

Pyrography? It’s the art or technique of decorating leather or wood with a heated object such as a poker―as with Charlie Eccles, whose work is displayed on the Art Walls of the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, January 2 to February 28, 2019.

The Sioux Falls artist reflects on his creative choices, “I enjoy all forms of the geek culture, especially the storytelling aspects. Wood burning allows me to express my love for this culture and the art that comes with it in a permanent way.”

“I knew I was a nerd,” he continues. “I found out I was an artist. And now I’m a pyro. Everything I do is handmade and one of a kind.”

The show will be open during regular Downtown Library hours: Monday—Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries’ Downtown Library, or visit

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605 367 8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY) or at least 72 hours before the event.

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