Opening Reception  |  Saturday, October 28, 2017, 6-9pm
Show Runs:  October 28 - November 26, 2017

Artists Republic Gallery is pleased to partner with Trekell Art Supplies for two new shows guest curated by Courtney Bridges, President of Trekell. The shows will open simultaneously on Saturday, October 28. DIVINELY DEPARTED – a solo exhibition of all new works by artist Glenn Arthur, and FRUITION – a group exhibition of 14”x14” works created by artists of the Trekell Pro-Team and extended family.

A longtime friend of Trekell, Glenn Arthur returns to Orange County for the first time in many years. Divinely Departed features all new works on wood panels, drawing appropriate Hallo’s Eve inspiration from the well-known antebellum-era architecture, spooks and spirits of Disney’s Haunted Mansion. The opening reception for Divinely Departed will encourage attendees to come in costume, winner for the best costume as picked by Glenn will receive $150 and four tickets to the Anaheim House of Blues Gospel Brunch.

Carefully selected from their family of artists and friends, FRUITION is the first-ever group show curated by Trekell for the West Coast and is a showcase of some of todays leading painters. Participating in the show is Jason Limon, Richard J Oliver, Dave Correia, The Beast Brothers, Chad Pierce, Jennifer Healy, Steven Daily, Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Sugar Fueled, Dan May, Chet Zar, Robert Bowen, Gustavo Rimada, Scott Mills, Oda & King, Alex Louisa, Kane Kokaris, Camilla d’Errico, NC Winters, Laura Berger, Johnny Bergeron, Lori Nelson, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Anthony Hurd, Jacub Gagnon, RelmArt, Bob Dob, Dead Kittie, and Sylvia Ji. The artists painted their works on 14-by-14-inch panels made by Trekell specifically for the show. Show curator Courtney Bridges says, “We are very excited to curate a show locally, with some of our favorite artists who have been a part of Trekell for a long time. We hope everyone’s enjoys their artwork as much as we do.” To commemorate the show, the first 20 people at the opening will receive a special Trekell gift bag.

About The Artist:

Autodidact artist. Imperfect perfectionist. Art Nouveau and Neo-Victorian enthusiast. Macabre romantic. Nerd.

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.