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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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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
Brush and Blush
Aug 12, 2014 3:15 pm
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A San Ramon couple wants to give people a chance to equip themselves with liquid courage and try to be artists for a few hours. This phenomenon, called "paint... More
Summer Camp, Day 4: Finale
Aug 1, 2014 3:31 pm
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We wrapped up the camp yesterday, but I was too wiped out to write about it.

After two days of brushing our 12 x 7 canvas with skates, skateboard, and scooters,... More
Summer Camp, Day 3: Little Shavers
Jul 30, 2014 7:36 pm
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After some residual skainting, we break out the scooters—a couple of Razors, each outfitted with a plastic bottle suspended above the front wheel. The bottles have... More
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