Watkins’s MFA program director, Jodi Hays, presents new work in a solo show, Tend, at Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville. Hays has exhibited her work at galleries and museums across the United States, including at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Brooks Museum of Art, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Cooper Union, and Boston Center for the Arts. Her work can be found in such important public and private collections as the J. Crew Company, the Tennessee State Museum, and Music City Center. It has been documented in seven exhibition catalogues, and has been positively reviewed in publications such as Number and Sharon Butler’s Two Coats of Paint. She is a recipient of several awards, from such institutions as the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Hays holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Art. She has earned residencies at the Cooper Union, National Parks of America, and Vermont Studio Center. She was a founding member of COOP Gallery. Learn more by visiting her site: jodihays.com/.