AUBURN – Still life paintings by Katherine Cargile are now on display in the Art & Ale Window at Gritty McDuff’s at Court and Main streets. For the past several years, L/A Arts has filled the corner window with works by local artists. The current exhibit features 15 bright oils on canvas. The current artwork will remain up through May 29.

Cargile is a seventh-and eighth-grade art teacher at Lewiston Middle School. She is working toward a masters degree in American and New England studies with a concentration in museums and public culture.

“These aspects of my life shape and inspire my artwork,” said Cargile, who works in a variety of media, including oil and encaustic painting, appliqué quilting, printmaking and paper mache sculpture. Her subject matter ranges from the people, objects and places that make up everyday life to fanciful ideas from myths, legends and her own imagination.

“I believe objects take on a character of their own through their use over time and their associations with certain events,” said Cargile. “Capturing this essence gives still life painting a surprising ability to communicate about the human condition.”

Artwork in the window is available for purchase through L/A Arts. The Art & Ale Window Gallery is a free service for local artists. While the space is made available by Gritty McDuff’s, the artwork is selected and displayed by L/A Arts. To find out more about the window gallery, call the local arts agency at 782-7228. Current artwork can be viewed online at

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