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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 | 5527 Views

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hARTz Studios

Remember the Pioneer Gallery? If so, you will recall that it was located on the first floor of 524 Hartz Avenue, a venue now occupied by Rakestraw Books. A membership...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 12, 2011
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Masks and the Universal Themes of Art

I'm about to do some traveling. Artist Bill Carmel offered to write a guest column in my absence. He plans to do follow-ups in the future, expanding on the theme...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 26, 2011
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B.B in Benicia

Brigitte Bize is an artist who lives in Danville. But at least three days a week, she pays the toll to drive to Benicia in order to paint from 9:00 a.m. till 7:00...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 10, 2011
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The Brewing Company at Peace Lutheran

Clifford Brown III is the grandson of legendary jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown and son of Clifford Brown, Jr., who has a show on the KSCM-FM (91.1) jazz station....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by John Barry, on Apr 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 5849 Views

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Turbanism

Turbanism is an art and fashion movement that was born in Danville in late 2010/early 2011. Turbanistic works can be expressed in visual, written, or millinerist...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 15, 2011
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Local Landscapes

Landscape painting has historically ranked low in the genre hierarchy in the post-Renaissance Western world (landscape painting was already well established in China...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 1, 2011
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Images of Saint Nick

I'm about to head off for the holidays and contemplate prospects for the coming year and columns. When I return, I plan to start a culinary/visual arts tour of some...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 29, 2010
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'Bollywood' On Bollinger

The term "Bollywood" (a portmanteau of Bombay and Hollywood) tends to evoke images of "Slumdog Millionaire" or lush, extravagant musical productions. On November...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 15, 2010
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Strong Artistic Views

San Ramon artist Kevin Davidson (whom I profiled in a past column) recently acted on a whim. He decided to contact the Vatican to determine how to submit his spiritual...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Oct. 26, 2010
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Art About Art

From the Greek comes the word ekphrasis, meaning description. A synesthetic art form, ekphrasis is a poem written about another form of art—most often a painting....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 21, 2010
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Art-Full Weekend

By John A. Barry The weekend of August 21 in Danville was an artful one that actually started on Thursday with the annual Art and Wine Stroll. Three art venues...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 25, 2010
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Art Icon Turns '39'

Beth Bachelor is a legend in local art circles. A cofounder of the Alamo Danville Artists' Society (ADAS) in 1977 and the Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art in 2001,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 3, 2010
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Eyesore or Art?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; art is anything you can get away with. These two truisms came to mind as a I read recently in the "Contra Costa Times" about...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 27, 2010
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Danville Fine Arts Fair

For several years now, I've been attending the Danville Fine Arts Fair, covering nearly all of Hartz Ave. in downtown Danville. Because of the large number of exhibitors...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 27, 2010
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Art and Bicycling

Kevin Davidson, of San Ramon, is concurrently an artist and a patron of the arts. Self-taught, he works in oil, often portraying religious themes. He is currently...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 3, 2010
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Art, Wine, Food, Mount Diablo

Mount Diablo faces much more serious threats than a lunatic who has proposed renaming it Mount Reagan, among other monikers. A relatively large percentage of the...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 14, 2010
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New Gallery to Open in San Francisco

Unable to find a suitable venue in the Danville-San Ramon Area, a group of local artists has secured a space in San Francisco in which to showcase talent from around...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 13, 2009
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The Art of Print

The word print in the English language precedes Guttenberg by about 200 years. It derives from the Old French priente, "impression," as in an impression pressed...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 1, 2009
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