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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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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
Eyesore or Art?
Jul 27, 2010 11:21 am
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; art is anything you can get away with. These two truisms came to mind as a I read recently in the "Contra Costa Times" about... More
Danville Fine Arts Fair
Jun 27, 2010 11:41 am
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For several years now, I've been attending the Danville Fine Arts Fair, covering nearly all of Hartz Ave. in downtown Danville. Because of the large number of exhibitors... More
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Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
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The Vranesh situation heads to court
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