On this episode, Erika Townsley sits down with Zachary Trebellas: artist, rapper, educator, and advocate for the arts in Heartside and Grand Rapids as a whole. Since moving from Chicago, to Japan, and finally ending up in Grand Rapids, Trebellas has been making waves in the art scene and bringing a flair that’s fun and different.
Trebellas opens up about life far from home in Japan, and what his experience teaching English was like in a different country. We also get an inside look at the beginning stages of him becoming a rapper under the name Fruit Punch.
We are so fortunate to have someone like Trebellas in Grand Rapids to open our eyes to fresh ways of looking at art, and to have someone so excited and focused to work on community engagement within The Avenue for the Arts.