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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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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
Wheels for Meals on Wheels
Sep 15, 2014 9:39 am
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It's refreshing and invigorating to find people who support your artistic efforts. I have found such a person in Jennifer Perlmutter, owner of the Jennifer Perlmutter... More
At the Gate
Sep 7, 2014 4:09 pm
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Dr. Christine Hartman's day job is at Livermore Labs, where she is deputy director of the Mission Opportunities Office. In that capacity, she helps... More
Merger of Music and Painting
Aug 30, 2014 5:30 pm
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Last Sunday I attended and participated in a combination art exhibit and concert at Peace Lutheran Church in Danville. Adorning three walls of the sanctuary are... More
Five Will Get You Fives
Aug 18, 2014 10:56 am
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To paraphrase Rogers and Hammerstein, the local hills and valleys are alive with the sound of music: Danville Band, San Ramon Symphonic Band, Contra Costa Wind Symphony,... More
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