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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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Kinkade, Breath Mint of the Passion Painters
Apr 13, 2012 8:30 am
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So-called painter of light Thomas Kinkade died recently. I'd always thought of Kinkade as a kitschmeister and con artist. I still do. But millions of people do not... More
Three Generations of Artists Together (from Shanghai to Danville)
Jan 30, 2012 9:52 pm
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Danville artist Leslie Ruth comes to painting by way of her mother and grandmother, both artists in their own right. "I'm the third generation of artists in... More
"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
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