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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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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
Speed Painting
May 21, 2015 1:12 pm
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How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?... More
Five Will Get You Fives
Aug 18, 2014 10:56 am
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To paraphrase Rogers and Hammerstein, the local hills and valleys are alive with the sound of music: Danville Band, San Ramon Symphonic Band, Contra Costa Wind Symphony,... More
Art in the Parking Lot
Oct 2, 2013 8:39 pm
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On Saturday, October 5, about 10:00 A.M. I'll start rolling in the parking lot near the basketball courts in San Ramon's Central Park, off Bollinger Canyon Road... More
Agrarian Graffiti
Feb 8, 2015 4:24 pm
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Graffiti: the word conjures images of urban blight, tagging, spray paint, non-color-matched swaths of painted patchwork rolled on to cover up the offending... More
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Politics dominate Napolitano's world view
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 373 views

Primaries and Pivots
By Tom Cushing | 16 comments | 366 views

Teaching The Arts
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 297 views

Wrapping Up
By John A. Barry | 1 comment | 175 views