The Arts Company Presents

An Invitational Emerging Artists Showcase

FEATURING MANDY ROGERS HORTON AND JODI HAYS

Opening October 3 and continuing through October 29

"What We Love" Mixed media, 48x60in. ©Mandy Rogers Horton

"What We Love" Mixed media, 48x60in. ©Mandy Rogers Horton

"Log Jam" Acrylic on canvas, 72x86in. ©Jodi Hays

"Log Jam" Acrylic on canvas, 72x86in. ©Jodi Hays

The Invitational Emerging Artists Showcase at The Arts Company features Mandy Rogers Horton and Jodi Hays. In the past, this showcase had been an annual event at the gallery, introducing new talent to the Nashville marketplace. In this new rendition, an invitational showcase, the event selects and highlights artists who have been seen regularly on Nashville’s art scene, and now, they are taking the next step in their careers — using their experience to take the next artistic leap into discovering new modes of presenting their very different styles of artwork. In both cases, their work jives with the profile of The Arts Company—fresh. original. contemporary. As these artists pursue new possibilities, they continue to discover innovative ways to present their ideas and observations, showcasing their individual visual insights into contemporary culture.

“All of these people are at a point where they are trying new things and finding their signature artwork,”remarks Anne Brown, owner of The Arts Company. “We’re very pleased to know these artists, and they represent the true beauty of having an art crawl where you can discover new works every month. These artists have a lot in common — they are at a point in their careers that they are consistently and actively engaged as artists and moving forward in their individual careers.”

Mandy Rogers Horton studied at Anderson University, IN, The Queen’s University of Belfast, The Chautauqua Institute, NY, and earned an MFA from American University in Washington D.C. Growing up in a military family with frequent moves and travel in the US and Europe left her with a fascination of culture and languages. Rogers Horton now lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, artist, Rocky Horton, and three young children. She also teaches studio art and art history courses at local universities including Lipscomb University and Belmont University.

Jodi Hays lives and works in Nashville, TN. She has exhibited her work at the Brooks Museum of Art, Boston Center for the Arts, as well as commercial, non profit, University and artist-run galleries. In addition to her exhibition career, she has worked as Faculty, Curator, Gallery Director and Instructor on the University level. Collections include the J. Crew Company, Tennessee State Museum, Music City Center, Avenue Bank and numerous private collections.

Official Press Release: October 3-29: An Invitational Emerging Artists Showcase Featuring Mandy Rogers Horton and Jodi Hays + An Invitational Pop Up Exhibition on 5th Avenue of the Arts Presented by InFlux, a Mobile Gallery of New Ceramics