Art Exhibitions

Winter, New Normal

Photographs by Guy Washburn

September 7 - October 29, 2021 in the Meeting Room Gallery

Photographs by Guy Washburn will be on exhibit in the library's Meeting Room Gallery during the months of September and October 2021.

Guy Washburn’s images transport the viewer into a New England woodland realm where the mystery, grace and power of nature are revealed in the movement of the seasons and the constant flow of water. To view these images is to slip down an overlooked path or arrive breathlessly at the top of a steep climb. Forgotten or ignored secrets are glimpsed. Stillness is witnessed and joined. The chaos of daily life is forgotten.

Guy’s landscapes were featured in a two person show at Gallery Seven in 2010 and has shown in juried exhibitions at the Cambridge Art Association, the Concord Art Association, the Marblehead Art
Association and the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Guy has studied with John Sexton, Michael A. Smith, Paula Chamlee, Craig Stevens, Stephen Johnson and Bill Franson.


The artist says of his work:

The winter of 2020 was a curious affair, with a turbulent political situation threatening to tear the nation apart, rumors of a growing global pandemic, a climate in flux with record warmth, inconsistent
precipitation and huge personal changes.

The result was nearly untreatable cabin fever.

I have always found my consolation in pulling on my boots, shouldering my pack and heading for the sanctuary of the outdoors. But that sanctuary has been in a state of flux due to climate change.

No longer is winter the season of crystalline stillness we have depended on. In its place an unceasing cycle of sleet and the dull brown of last year’s foliage with only moments of fleeting grace.

In this work I share those moments of fleeting grace I still find in the woodlands and riversides where I go to be moved and restored.


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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 exhibition opportunities in the Acton Memorial Library Meeting Room Gallery please click HERE.