The Thagaste Gallery is named after the small North African town where St. Augustine was born and where he later established a small community dedicated to prayer and good works. Community, in the Augustinian sense of the word, is a gathering of people of one mind and one heart intent upon God, who take joy in the development of friendship, intellectual exchange, and the beauty of creation. In that spirit, the Thagaste Gallery at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College is a place where artists from the greater Merrimack Valley and its neighbors as well as student and faculty artists can share their talents, their dreams, their ideas of beauty with the college community and all who choose to visit our community.
August 23, 2017 - March 22, 2018
THE THREE FAITHS:
Art from the Abrahamic Religions
The Islamic Tradition:
Various Artists and media
August 23 - October 22, 2017
Reception with Live Performances, September 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Thagaste Gallery is hosting artisans from the New England Youth Alliance. This is the Gallery’s first exhibit of the academic year. Hear opening statements at 4 p.m.; meet the artists from 4 to 6 p.m.; listen to music from 5 to 6 p.m.; and participate in demonstrations such as Henna tattoos, calligraphy, and Turkish marbling from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The Jewish Tradition:
Iris Sonnenschein (Quilt work)
October 26 - December 22, 2017
Opening reception October 26 at 5:30 p.m.
The Contemporary Catholic Tradition:
Richard J. Cannuli, O.S.A. (Icons, Textiles, and Watercolors)
January 23 - March 22, 2018
Opening Reception on January 25 at 5:30 pm
Student Art Work is shown throughout the year on a rotating basis.