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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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Merger of Music and Painting
Aug 30, 2014 5:30 pm
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Last Sunday I attended and participated in a combination art exhibit and concert at Peace Lutheran Church in Danville. Adorning three walls of the sanctuary are... More
trAction Painting Summer Camp
Jul 23, 2014 5:10 pm
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In the nearly three years since I created trAction Painting, my works have been solo efforts, with much appreciated help from assistants. Employing bikes, skates,... More
At the Gate
Sep 7, 2014 4:09 pm
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Dr. Christine Hartman's day job is at Livermore Labs, where she is deputy director of the Mission Opportunities Office. In that capacity, she helps... More
Summer Camp, Day 1
Jul 28, 2014 7:14 pm
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We start painting in earnest tomorrow. Today was preliminaries: asking 14 kids in attendance about art in general; showing them some examples—e.g., landscapes... More
Summer Camp, Day 3: Little Shavers
Jul 30, 2014 7:36 pm
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After some residual skainting, we break out the scooters—a couple of Razors, each outfitted with a plastic bottle suspended above the front wheel. The bottles have... More
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