Divinely Departed and Fruition, Opening Reception

We want to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out last weekend for our two new shows both curated by Courtney Bridges and Trekell Art Supplies

 "Divinely Departed" - a solo exhibition by Glenn Arthur, and "Fruition" - a very special group exhibition. It has been so much fun working with the Trekell team, and the shows are both absolutely spectacular.

A longtime friend of Trekell, Glenn Arthur has returned to Orange County for the first time in many years. Divinely Departed features all new works on wood panel, drawing appropriate Hallo’s Eve inspiration from the well-known antebellum-era architecture, spooks and spirits of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.

Carefully selected from their pro-team roster, FRUITION is the first-ever group show curated by Trekell for the West Coast and is a showcase of some of todays leading artists.

Please email torrey@ar4t.com for the catalogue of available artworks from either show, including a handful of prints from Kristen Tercek that we are releasing online for those who couldn't make it to the show.

Photos top to bottom:
Glenn Arthur & Courtney Bridges, opening night friends, Storm Troopers and Mandalorian, Michelle Feliciano and Mandi Velasquez, and our costume contest winners!!

A big thank you to House of Blues Anaheim for prize tickets to the HOB Gospel Brunch!

Live music was provided by WHOSTAYLOR and Ryan Bell.

Also! TODAY and TOMORROW.. Artists Republic is participating at VAGABOND - a music & arts festival produced by our good friends over at OCDIY. The festival showcases a huge lineup of bands and some of our very own Monster Draw Artists. Be sure to stop by our booth and keep an eye out for our artists murals throughout the festival!

Later in the month we will be working with our friends at the Anaheim Art Crawl Experience...live art, music and a pop-up gallery space.... more info to come!

Have a wonderful weekend & see you all soon!


More about Glenn Arthur:

Glenn Arthur is a self-taught visual artist from Orange County, California. Born in February of 1979, he grew up in a conservative, religious household with little to no influence in art. After shedding his roots he quickly realized that creating art would be his calling. Although he constantly doodled and sketched throughout his youth, Glenn did not come into painting until his late twenties when a friend forced a paintbrush into his hand and said, “You need to do this!”

Since then Glenn has been diligently working on creating his own brand of beautifully painted images. Using several different types of media, he adds in elements and influential symbols of his past and present to each piece. Beyond the aesthetics of his artwork, Glenn brings an overwhelming sense of passion to his paintings. Touching on themes of love, death, conflict and duality, Glenn’s art tells stories of strength and hope through emotion and sentiment with his sensual beauties and signature hummingbirds.

Glenn’s artwork has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States in solo as well as group shows. His work has also been published in several art books and magazines. Glenn is sponsored by Trekell Art Supplies.


More about Trekell Art Supplies:

Brian Trekell was backpacking through Japan when he was first inspired by the art of brushmaking. That spark led to an interest that blossomed into a passion. Soon after, he traveled to Bechhofen, Germany to fine-tune his skills. After mastering the discipline, he returned to America and began his business, one with a commitment to excellence that deserved to be given his name. Things started small: Brian used his Brea, California apartment as the first base of operations. He worked hard, never forgetting his original inspiration and to always put quality first. The company grew steadily and he moved to California's spacious High Desert to accommodate it.

That was 1984.

Three decades later, Trekell is an established name in art, known for exacting standards, earned experience, and the virtuosic skill behind the design of every product. Trekell has grown from one man's calling into a leading manufacturer of the highest quality supplies. Created with care and compassionately priced, Trekell's wide selection of tools are made by artists for artists. So, when you explore Trekell's catalog, know that you'll be dealing with people who are as passionate about their craft as you are about yours.