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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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"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
Turbanism Makes Slow Headway
Oct 5, 2011 11:48 am
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The Turbanism movement, about which I wrote back in April, has not exactly taken the art world by storm. As an iconic image, however, this exotic headwear has.... More
Danville Artist Exhibits in Madrid
Aug 12, 2011 5:24 pm
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The exhibit Arte + Fe is being held at the Pons Foundation in Madrid on the occasion of World Youth Day and offers a look at Christian contemporary works of... More
"The Miracle of Turban Boy," a performance piece by Turban Bill
Aug 5, 2011 1:06 pm
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In terms of a Hollywood movie pitch: it's Bollywood meets director Philip Kaufman meets "Beach Blanket Babylon." The following scenario was written by guest contributor... More
Fair Attendance Down Again
Jun 22, 2011 11:32 am
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Attendance at the Danville Fine Arts Faire [sic for the past three years appears to be a reflection of the sour economy that continues to grip the state and... More
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