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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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Downbeat on The Corner
Feb 19, 2013 10:01 am
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Seoul-born Stephanie Chang has the credentials to teach music: a bachelor's degree from the Eastman School; a master's from Yale; and six years of study at the Mozarteum... More
New Gallery in the San Ramon Valley
Jan 28, 2013 8:55 pm
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By John Barry and Bill Carmel

A few weeks ago, I (John) was walking past what had been Pegasus Bicycles, on Railroad Avenue in Danville, and saw a sign in the... More
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
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