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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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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
Pax Vobiscum; Ars Gratia Artis
Feb 5, 2014 11:27 am
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Pax Vobiscum; Ars Gratia Artis

Throughout history, churches have often served as repositories of art. Such is the case with Peace Lutheran in Danville. Each year... More
Car'z Longa, Ars Brevis
Jun 17, 2013 10:22 pm
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What do Times Square and the Carquinez Scenic Drive Trail have in common? The former has been Disneyfied, and the latter is about to be. A fairly well-kept secret,... More
Brush and Blush
Aug 12, 2014 3:15 pm
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A San Ramon couple wants to give people a chance to equip themselves with liquid courage and try to be artists for a few hours. This phenomenon, called "paint... More
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
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