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Day 3: Wheelism

Multivalent painting: the kids get all kinds of wheels spinning: scooters, skates, bike, toy cars and trucks, bike wheel on axle, wheel on rollers....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 1 comment | 5213 Views

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Wrapping Up

The last day of camp, and the kids get to see their work behind the work. Once they have pulled off all the tape, they see the geometric figures they...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Jul 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 5333 Views

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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 | 6117 Views

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Eugene O’Neill in Danville, Past and Present

By John A. Barry It’s surprising how few people in the area know that one of America’s greatest playwrights lived in Danville in the 1940s....

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Aug. 29, 2018
Last comment by Elle, on Oct 12, 2018 at 1:22 am | 1 comment | 3700 Views

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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 | 5813 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 | 5990 Views

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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 | 10303 Views

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Paul Krassner (1932-2019) An Appreciation

By John A. Barry When Paul Krassner was referred to as the “father of the Yippie (Youth International Party) movement," his response was, “I...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 28, 2019 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 3378 Views

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But Is It Art?

By John A. Barry When David Letterman hosted “The Late Show,” he periodically presented a segment entitled “Ape or Artist?” An abstract...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 26, 2021
Last comment by Barry Allen, on Jul 12, 2021 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 5833 Views

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Art as Rehabilitation

Before he retired, Rossmoor resident Karl Livengood was a social worker. At Rossmoor he was involved in the Senior Tutors Program. That background, coupled with...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by John Hopper, on Jan 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 5280 Views

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Practice, Practice, Practice!

By John A. Barry “Painting has enriched my life more than I can ever say.” With these words, Alamo artist Margery Ammon summarizes the importance...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jan. 31, 2022
Last comment by medi kush, on Mar 3, 2022 at 11:30 pm | 1 comment | 2713 Views

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July Symbolike

What else? ...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4982 Views

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Millennia of Desire

Artist Bill Carmel was a panelist during this year's Eugene O'Neill Festival. His report follows. Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 5362 Views

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Symbolike August

It's August; baseball is still in progress. The A's aren't. Nevertheless.... ...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4120 Views

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Summer Camp, Day 3: Little Shavers

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 4993 Views

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Anatomy of a Summer Camp Project: A Visual Essay, Phase 1

This summer marks the third art camp event my associates and I have staged at Los Medanos Village in Pittsburg. The first year, the kids painted a 7 x 15–foot...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 14, 2016
There are no comments yet. 5721 Views

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The Lost Art of Carquinez Scenic Drive

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...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 6260 Views

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Diablo Valley Abstractions

By John A. Barry The library at Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, is a rich repository of resources for students and instructors. It also doubles...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Oct. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1580 Views

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International Premiere Comes to Danville

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' founding. And the birthplace of the organization was San Francisco, where the organization's charter...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 5231 Views

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T’s for You

By John A. Barry What to do if you have 25 medium and large white crew-neck T-shirts, two wheelchairs, a BMX bike, a large quantity of acrylic paint, and...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Aug. 12, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2906 Views
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