Wednesday, November 21, 2018

To celebrate artist Dean Morrissey’s holiday appearance, Gallery One has a gift for ALL kids age 12 and under who draw a Trundle and bring it to his show!!

Gallery One Announces

What’s a Trundle, you ask?

A Trundle is a colorful little creature that hides in plain sight. (You probably have a Trundle or two living in your own house and don’t even know it.) According to Dean Morrissey, “Their purpose is a good one. They quietly go about helping their host in many ways. They sweep up in the middle of the night, secretly finish up bookkeeping, haul firewood and repair broken windows and leaky pipes. They are very appreciative of their hosts and become indispensable after a while. Very few people have actually seen a Trundle although many people have them as boarders.”

ASK yourself – have you ever:

  •        Lost something and searched your entire house, only to spot it easily a short time later? (You have a Trundle.)
  •      Gone to the fridge for a snack and found a BRAND-NEW jar of peanut butter inside? (Further evidence of Trundles…)
  •         Discovered a garment on the closet floor instead of on the hanger where you left it? (Irrefutable proof that a Trundle fashion show has taken place…)
  •     Found only one sock in the dryer instead of the pair? (Sounds like your Trundle needed a sleeping bag for camp. Not to worry, your sock will be returned soon…)

If you are age 12 or younger, draw a picture of a Trundle and tell us how you know for sure that you have one in your house. (Hint: Did he finish your homework or fold your clothes while you slept?)


  •     You must be age 12 or younger
  •     Your drawing should be no larger than 8-1/2” x 11”
  •     Bring your Trundle drawing to Gallery One on Friday, December 7, between 7 and 9 p.m., OR Saturday, December 8, between 1 and 5 p.m.

We will proudly display your drawing AND GIVE YOU a Trundle print created and hand-signed by artist Dean Morrissey!

What better time to recognize the countless contributions of our Trundles than the holiday season? (Shown are some Trundles who live in Dean Morrissey’s house.) Be sure to see Dean’s latest art including NEW Trundle paintings during his show!



Questions? Check our website or give us call. We’ll see you AND your Trundles December 7th and 8th!

440-255-1200 / 800-621-1141

7003 Center Street
Mentor, OH 44060

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Your Guide to Trundletopia

Greetings from Clancy & Shayna, your Patrons of the Arfs and local Trundle authorities!

Here we are in an area barn, where we recently spotted a Trundle, trying to give us the slip!

In last week’s blog we discussed Trundles. Due to the overwhelming response, we’ve asked international authority and leading Trundologist,* Dean Morrissey, to elaborate a bit regarding some of their lesser-known traits. 
According to Dean, although you may have never personally encountered one, odds are you have a Trundle or two under your own roof, but this is exceedingly difficult to verify as Trundles tend to avoid the spotlight.

Take for example, Billy Blue Sky and His Magical Bow Tie, discussed in last week’s blog. According to Dean, Billy is the embodiment of optimism. Yet he has absolutely nothing going for him in life except his attitude and his tie with which he can fly.

Billy is like the bumble bee; aerodynamically, he shouldn’t be able to fly. But like the bumblebee, no one has bothered to tell him, so Billy flies anyway. Said Dean, “Billy has no body, giant metal shoes and an empty head, but the boy’s got heart! The upbeat vibes emanating from such a roommate, even one who eschews the limelight, are bound to have an overall positive effect on those with whom he shares a residence.”

By now you probably have additional questions regarding Trundles, how they get into your home to do small favors, and how they manage to go undetected. The best advice we can give is to make plans to ask Dean Morrissey himself when he comes to Gallery One this holiday season. You can also view all of his new original artwork and latest giclées, and have him personalize his books and prints for the perfect holiday gifts.

Not only that, but you can take home your very own Trundle artwork!

Everyone loves an optimist; their outlook draws people to them. And after all the nasty political campaigns and bad news that bombards the airwaves daily, who wouldn’t welcome some optimism? Best of all, if you display Dean’s colorful Trundles in your home, they’ll be a daily reminder to maintain a positive outlook. (And they’ll show your resident Trundles that you’re happy to have them – mi casa es Trundle casa.)

Dates and times will be announced here soon. Make plans to join us! Tell your friends and bring your family (and leave a note for your Trundles).

* An authority on all things having to do with Trundles



Clancy & Shayna
(Your Patrons of the Arfs)