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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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Teambuilding, Teamwork
Oct 13, 2015 8:10 am
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Over the past year, I've reported in this blog on efforts by my colleagues and me to bring trAction Painting to kids—and adults. In all of these efforts, our focus... More
The Lost Art of Carquinez Scenic Drive
Nov 4, 2014 3:32 pm
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In The Painted Word, published in 1975, Tom Wolfe wrote about the trend in art away from representationalism and toward reductionism and, ultimately, ephemeralism.

Forty... More
Study in Contrasts
Jan 27, 2014 1:15 pm
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I recently watched simultaneously "Cutie and the Boxer" and "Jean-Michel Basquiat: the Radiant Child"?respectively about artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara... 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
Roll 'Em
Aug 25, 2013 8:37 am
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Art In the Park is near; the annual event takes place in San Ramon's Central Park the weekend of October 5-6, at the corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta... More
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A Costco tempest in a tea pot
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Goodbye University of Phoenix and Gene Wilder
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