By John A. Barry And Bill Carmel
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About this blog: John Barry is the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which he applies paint to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. With Bill Carmel and other associates, he has bro... (More)
About this blog: John Barry is the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which he applies paint to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. With Bill Carmel and other associates, he has brought trAction Painting events to local schools and summer camps. He also creates visual puns. His works are included in several private collections. John has authored/coauthored a dozen books, including Technobabble and Sunburst: The Ascent of Sun Microsystems. John can be contacted at [email protected]
Bill Carmel has 35 years' experience as a professional artist. His fine art paintings, sculptures, and designs are included in private, corporate, and public art collections in the United States, Europe, and Australia. After teaching at Humboldt State University and Southern Illinois University, he returned to the Bay Area, where he remains active in the arts by serving as a co-curator for the Lamorinda Arts Council's Orinda Gallery and by exhibiting throughout the Bay Area. Bill reviews exhibits at SFMOMA, the De Young and Palace of Fine Arts museums, and other Bay Area exhibition venues. Bill can be contacted at [email protected]
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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 into a surface such as paper that will accept a substance such as ink that will make the impression on the surface.
The art of print is dying, as exemplified by the Danville Weekly's going to an online-only format. It's an unfortunate development. Print is a visual as well as a tactile medium. To belabor a cliché: you can't hold a computer screen in your hands and peruse pages.
On the other hand, paper kills trees, but e-waste is extremely toxic. Anyway, the move to online media is an inevitable evolutionary development, so a-blogging I will go.
The art of "blogging" is, in my case, simply posting my columns online instead of having them appear in print. I'll still write about the local art scenevisual, performance, written, print. There's a wealth of diverse artistic expression out there, and I hope to explore as much of it as I can.
But I can't uncover it all by myself. Any ideas/suggestions will be most appreciated.
I want to thank Dolores for giving me the opportunity to continue writing "Art Space"; I hope it will make a good impression on readers' eyeballs.