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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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'Bollywood' On Bollinger
Nov 15, 2010 10:35 am
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The term "Bollywood" (a portmanteau of Bombay and Hollywood) tends to evoke images of "Slumdog Millionaire" or lush, extravagant musical productions. On November... More
Strong Artistic Views
Oct 26, 2010 9:29 am
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San Ramon artist Kevin Davidson (whom I profiled in a past column) recently acted on a whim. He decided to contact the Vatican to determine how to submit his spiritual... More
Art About Art
Sep 21, 2010 7:57 pm
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From the Greek comes the word ekphrasis, meaning description. A synesthetic art form, ekphrasis is a poem written about another form of art—most often a painting.... More
Art-Full Weekend
Aug 25, 2010 3:10 pm
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By John A. Barry

The weekend of August 21 in Danville was an artful one that actually started on Thursday with the annual Art and Wine Stroll. Three art venues... More
Art Icon Turns '39'
Aug 3, 2010 3:16 pm
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Beth Bachelor is a legend in local art circles. A cofounder of the Alamo Danville Artists' Society (ADAS) in 1977 and the Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art in 2001,... More
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Preserving Disorder
By Tom Cushing | 73 comments | 2,125 views

Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 711 views

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
By Gina Channell-Allen | 3 comments | 339 views

Five Will Get You Fives
By John A. Barry | 2 comments | 138 views