Rogers Center Art Galleries

The Rogers Center for the Arts is home to the McCoy Gallery and Thagaste Gallery. The galleries are open during business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and during performances.

McCoy Art Gallery

The McCoy Gallery hosts several exhibits each year and serves as an on-campus showcase for professional artists practicing in a wide range of styles. Each fall and at the end of each academic year, we open the gallery to our student artists for a group show.

Currently Showing: reVisions

By Michelle Lougee

February 2 – March 22, 2024

The McCoy Art Gallery at Merrimack College proudly presents, reVisions, an exhibition of works by Michelle Lougee.

Opening reception: Friday, February 9th @ 5:30pm

Plastics are horrifying, but beguiling materials. They are ever-present and miraculous, life saving yet life threatening, essential but overused and disposable.  In the face of devastating environmental change, the works presented in reVisions are composed mainly of post-consumer plastic and examine the relationships between humans, plastic, and nature. From the “Souvenirs” (a product of modern foraging) made from upcycled blister packages, to the “Onesies” crafted from industrial shrink-wrap, to the textural collage drawings formed from plastic bags and other materials, the works presented in this exhibition are ghostly and ethereal, evoking associations between the precariousness of the environment and our collective future.

As our species teeters on the edge of disaster, reVisions examines our current overconsumption of these dangerous materials, and what might be our last chance to prevent the worst of the coming climate catastrophe.

Learn more about the artist by visiting her website.

Plankton, 2021 (discarded plastic) by Michelle Lougee
Plankton, 2021 discarded plastic

Thagaste Gallery

The Thagaste Gallery hosts several exhibits each year and is a place where artists from the Greater Merrimack Valley and its neighbors, as well as student and faculty artists, can share their talents, dreams and ideas of beauty.

Thagaste Gallery
Thagaste Gallery