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Be an Exhibitionist!

I just read an entertaining, informative, thought-provoking book that should be on the shelf of any artist, struggling or not. Show Your Work, by Austin Kleon,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by John Barry, on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:18 am | 5 comments | 304 Views

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Pax Vobiscum; Ars Gratia Artis

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Feb 12, 2014 at 8:26 am | 2 comments | 579 Views

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Marcus Shelby Quartet

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....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 11, 2014
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Study in Contrasts

I recently watched simultaneously "Cutie and the Boxer" and "Jean-Michel Basquiat: the Radiant Child"—respectively about artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by kwills, on Jan 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm | 1 comment | 509 Views

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Little Gallery, Big Heart

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 3327 Views

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Pedal-Propelled Painting

I had the best intentions about blogging during my trAction Painting performances at San Ramon's Art in the Park last weekend. But with preparation, performance,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Oct. 7, 2013
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Pusillanimous Putz

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Oct. 4, 2013
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Art in the Parking Lot

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Oct. 2, 2013
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Roll 'Em

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 25, 2013
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Car'z Longa, Ars Brevis

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,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 17, 2013
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'Another One Bites the Dust'

"Another Danville gallery bites the dust," remarked an artist as he removed his work from what was once the Tate Gallery in Iron Horse Plaza. Indeed, the list...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 17, 2013
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Downbeat on The Corner

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 19, 2013
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New Gallery in the San Ramon Valley

By John Barry and Bill Carmel A few weeks ago, I (John) was walking past what had been Pegasus Bicycles, on Railroad Avenue in Danville, and saw a sign in the...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by shari, on Feb 5, 2013 at 6:39 am | 1 comment | 1589 Views

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Kinkade, Breath Mint of the Passion Painters

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 13, 2012
Last comment by Ms. Bunny, on Aug 22, 2012 at 8:14 am | 1 comment | 993 Views

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Three Generations of Artists Together (from Shanghai to Danville)

Danville artist Leslie Ruth comes to painting by way of her mother and grandmother, both artists in their own right. "I'm the third generation of artists in...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jan. 30, 2012
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"Skaint" Ain't in the Dictionary

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,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Dec. 13, 2011
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Turbanism Makes Slow Headway

The Turbanism movement, about which I wrote back in April, has not exactly taken the art world by storm. As an iconic image, however, this exotic headwear has....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Oct. 5, 2011
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Danville Artist Exhibits in Madrid

The exhibit Arte + Fe is being held at the Pons Foundation in Madrid on the occasion of World Youth Day and offers a look at Christian contemporary works of...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 12, 2011
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"The Miracle of Turban Boy," a performance piece by Turban Bill

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 5, 2011
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Fair Attendance Down Again

Attendance at the Danville Fine Arts Faire [sic for the past three years appears to be a reflection of the sour economy that continues to grip the state and...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jun 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 1433 Views
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