Theater displays local artist’s work

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 05:14 PM

Visitors who venture to downtown Sanford for a show in the coming weeks can experience another form of art at the same venue.  

During the run of “Forever Plaid,” now showing at the Temple Theatre, the Sanford Brush and Palette Club will feature the artwork of artist Louisa Heffelfinger. Temple patrons may view her art in the stairway gallery leading to both entrances of the second floor balcony.

Heffelfinger, raised in Massachusetts, relocated to Sanford in 2006. A graduate of Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, she was also a pro ice skating instructor for 30 years. With No formal training, her first introduction to painting was with John Wicker, Yvonne George and several others. She joined the Brush & Palette Club in 2007 and has exhibited in the club’s show each year.

In this year’s show, she received two honorable mentions for her landscape and abstract entries. While the majority of her work is in acrylic, she also works in pastels, watercolors and oriental ink. Her choice of subjects includes landscapes, florals, birds and animals, and her painting styles include still life and abstract.

Sponsored by Pfizer, “Forever Plaid” runs through Dec. 22. Tickets are available now and cost $23 for adults; $19 for groups, Lee County educators and military personnel; and $13 for students. They can be purchased through the Temple Theater box office at 120 Carthage St. from 2–6 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling (919) 774-4155. Tickets may also be purchased online at