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About this blog: I am the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which paint is applied to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. I have produced works on canvas, plywood, particle board, ...  (More)

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Little Gallery, Big Heart
Oct 31, 2013 10:13 am
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Artist Shokoor Khushrawy feels happy and safe living in the United States. As an Impressionist painter of life in his native Afghanistan, he was not a favorite... More
"Skaint" Ain't in the Dictionary
Dec 13, 2011 7:22 pm
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The portmanteau neologism "skaint" (verb) means "to apply paint to a canvas or other flat surface with the wheels of quad or inline skates."

Skainting: nominal,... More
'Bollywood' On Bollinger
Nov 15, 2010 10:35 am
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The term "Bollywood" (a portmanteau of Bombay and Hollywood) tends to evoke images of "Slumdog Millionaire" or lush, extravagant musical productions. On November... More
Prologue and Postscript
Jul 18, 2015 8:51 am
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==I Last summer I chronicled in this blog the first proof-of-concept of using trAction Painting as a foundational element for an integrated curriculum, at a four-day... More
B.B in Benicia
May 10, 2011 3:10 pm
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Brigitte Bize is an artist who lives in Danville. But at least three days a week, she pays the toll to drive to Benicia in order to paint from 9:00 a.m. till 7:00... More
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