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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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Marcus Shelby Quartet
Feb 11, 2014 4:54 pm
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I was fortunate to be a part of the Jazz at Peace concert on February 9 and got a shout-out from the stage by Marcus Shelby, leader of the quartet that played.... More
Pax Vobiscum; Ars Gratia Artis
Feb 5, 2014 11:27 am
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Pax Vobiscum; Ars Gratia Artis

Throughout history, churches have often served as repositories of art. Such is the case with Peace Lutheran in Danville. Each year... More
Study in Contrasts
Jan 27, 2014 1:15 pm
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I recently watched simultaneously "Cutie and the Boxer" and "Jean-Michel Basquiat: the Radiant Child"—respectively about artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara... More
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
Pedal-Propelled Painting
Oct 7, 2013 2:55 pm
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I had the best intentions about blogging during my trAction Painting performances at San Ramon's Art in the Park last weekend. But with preparation, performance,... More
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