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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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Images of Saint Nick
Nov 29, 2010 12:53 pm
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I'm about to head off for the holidays and contemplate prospects for the coming year and columns. When I return, I plan to start a culinary/visual arts tour of some... More
'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
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Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions
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New heights for NIMBYs
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When those covering the news become the news
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Earthquake Insurance
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Merger of Music and Painting
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