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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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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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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 | 10199 Views

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Prologue and Postscript

==I Last summer I chronicled in this blog the first proof-of-concept of using trAction Painting as a foundational element for an integrated curriculum, at a four-day...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Jul 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 2 comments | 9378 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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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 | 8741 Views

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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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"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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Speed Painting

How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by John A. Barry, on Jun 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 13 comments | 7449 Views

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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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Brush and Blush

A San Ramon couple wants to give people a chance to equip themselves with liquid courage and try to be artists for a few hours. This phenomenon, called "paint...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 13, 2014 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 6928 Views

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Matisse into Diebenkorn

Review of Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, by Bill Carmel, MFA (JAB note: This site limits the number of images that can...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 24, 2017 at 8:57 pm | 11 comments | 6851 Views

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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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Teambuilding, Teamwork

Over the past year, I've reported in this blog on efforts by my colleagues and me to bring trAction Painting to kids—and adults. In all of these efforts, our focus...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by rembo, on Aug 19, 2016 at 4:27 am | 5 comments | 6544 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 | 6528 Views

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Agrarian Graffiti

Graffiti: the word conjures images of urban blight, tagging, spray paint, non-color-matched swaths of painted patchwork rolled on to cover up the offending...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by JasonBub, on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:36 pm | 3 comments | 6475 Views

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Site Parasites

“I visit this blog first time and inspire by this good stuff work. Incredible post keeps up posting such great information. If you like to...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Apr. 23, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:51 am | 4 comments | 6460 Views

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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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Adult Ed

The physical and intellectual pacing may have been more deliberate and deliberative, but the adults in their 60s and 70s were kids at heart as they...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by andy, on Sep 29, 2017 at 12:39 am | 7 comments | 6281 Views
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