The Delaware County Cultural Arts Center has opened an exhibit of wildlife paintings and landscapes by Sunbury artist Carolyn Heffelfinger.

The Delaware County Cultural Arts Center has opened an exhibit of wildlife paintings and landscapes by Sunbury artist Carolyn Heffelfinger.

"Window to the Wild: Ohio Wildlife Art of Carolyn Heffelfinger" runs through Jan. 16.

An artist's reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Arts Castle. Heffelfinger will discuss her work at 3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Heffelfinger exhibit will be the central part of the Castle's annual fifth-grade project. During the week of Dec. 8, fifth-grade classes from the Delaware city and Olentangy school districts will spend half-days at the cultural arts center, where they will use the exhibit as a springboard into science lessons that focus on ecology.

The project is sponsored by Honda of America and is based on Ohio academic curriculum standards.

Heffelfinger's paintings have been exhibited at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the National Zoo's wildlife arts exhibition, Columbus' Lyle Galleries and in many one-woman shows.

The exhibit is free. The Arts Castle is at 190 W. Winter St., Delaware. For more information, call (740) 369-2787.

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