Art Exhibits

A Closer Look

Photographs of Rob Houghton 

Acton photographer Rob Houghton will exhibit his work in the Library Meeting Room Gallery during the months of May and June.

Mr. Houghton says of his work: Black Ice and Leaf, photograph by Robert Houghton

Currently, my work is primarily focused on images of nature and abstract compositions of natural & man-made objects. While my artistic focus has continually evolved and will undoubtedly change over time to reflect different ideologies and current issues, at present, I have chosen to render and share images that are examples of the beauty and mystery that surrounds us everyday.

Having trained on a large format view camera in the 1970’s where each photograph takes 10 minutes or more to compose and shoot, I learned to slow down, look carefully, and pay attention. This photographic process taught me to carefully observe and then photograph the complexity of nature and everyday objects. By “taking a closer look”  I am able to to capture the subtleties of shape, color, shadows and light and other intriguing visual features, that might otherwise be overlooked.


Exhibitions are free and handicapped accessible. Exhibitions in the library meeting room are available for viewing whenever the library is open and the room is not in use for a meeting. Please check the library Events Calendar for availability.

For information on Acton Memorial Library Artists' Exhibition Opportunities please click HERE.