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By John A. Barry

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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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Speed Painting
May 21, 2015 1:12 pm
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How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?... More
Transformations
Mar 18, 2015 12:37 pm
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Currently running at Danville's Village Theater Art Gallery is "Lost and Found: an exhibition of upcycled, recycled, and found objects turned into works... More
Agrarian Graffiti
Feb 8, 2015 4:24 pm
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Graffiti: the word conjures images of urban blight, tagging, spray paint, non-color-matched swaths of painted patchwork rolled on to cover up the offending... More
Peinture trAction
Jan 11, 2015 3:51 pm
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My effort to show solidarity with the French people.... More
The Lost Art of Carquinez Scenic Drive
Nov 4, 2014 3:32 pm
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In The Painted Word, published in 1975, Tom Wolfe wrote about the trend in art away from representationalism and toward reductionism and, ultimately, ephemeralism.

Forty... More
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Back from Maine
By Roz Rogoff | 6 comments | 664 views

Election day is here, at last
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 261 views

Speed Painting
By John A. Barry | 1 comment | 112 views