Artists David Hellams, Jaime Raybin and Jenna Maurice all have day jobs as admissions recruiters for Watkins. It’s an odd job that finds them individually scouring the country for promising students, spending hours at a time alone on planes, in cars, in hotel rooms, and then giving presentations in front of rooms full of people, discussing the Watkins program and some of the biggest decisions a graduating high-schooler faces. It seems like a life that could make you a little crazy, but of course, crazy is good for art.
The Secret Room opens tonight at Threesquared. Hellams’ still-life and interior paintings, Maurice’s watercolors of electrical outlets, and Raybin’s imaginative canvases all address stillness, silence and isolation. Come to the opening reception tonight instead of staying home all alone.