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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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Pusillanimous Putz
Oct 4, 2013 2:10 pm
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Got this in the mail today. I'd like to respond, but because it was sent by an anonymous coward, no can do. If the pusillanimous "puke," to borrow a term from the... More
Little Gallery, Big Heart
Oct 31, 2013 10:13 am
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Artist Shokoor Khushrawy feels happy and safe living in the United States. As an Impressionist painter of life in his native Afghanistan, he was not a favorite... 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
"The Miracle of Turban Boy," a performance piece by Turban Bill
Aug 5, 2011 1:06 pm
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In terms of a Hollywood movie pitch: it's Bollywood meets director Philip Kaufman meets "Beach Blanket Babylon." The following scenario was written by guest contributor... More
Marcus Shelby Quartet
Feb 11, 2014 4:54 pm
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I was fortunate to be a part of the Jazz at Peace concert on February 9 and got a shout-out from the stage by Marcus Shelby, leader of the quartet that played.... More
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The valley loses a distinguished and humble leader
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