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Symbolike April

“April is the cruellest month” opens T.S Eliot’s “The Waste Land.” He wasn’t writing about the IRS, but the fourth month can...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 31, 2016
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Summer Camp, Day 4: Finale

We wrapped up the camp yesterday, but I was too wiped out to write about it. After two days of brushing our 12 x 7 canvas with skates, skateboard, and scooters,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Lisa, on Aug 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 6 comments | 5625 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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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 | 5524 Views

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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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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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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
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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 | 5447 Views

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Transformations

Currently running at Danville's Village Theater Art Gallery is "Lost and Found: an exhibition of upcycled, recycled, and found objects turned into works...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 18, 2015
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trAction Painting Summer Camp

In the nearly three years since I created trAction Painting, my works have been solo efforts, with much appreciated help from assistants. Employing bikes, skates,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jan Hersh, on Jun 5, 2017 at 3:21 pm | 4 comments | 5322 Views

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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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Magritte at the SFMOMA: Enigma, Conundrum, Paradox

A review by Bill Carmel, MFA The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents an extensive exhibition titled René Magritte: ==I The Fifth Season,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by bolton, on Jul 5, 2018 at 12:33 am | 11 comments | 5230 Views

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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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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 | 5158 Views

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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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Merger of Music and Painting

Last Sunday I attended and participated in a combination art exhibit and concert at Peace Lutheran Church in Danville. Adorning three walls of the sanctuary are...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 30, 2014
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Art Inside-Out, Body of Work (Literally)

Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin FAMSF de Young Museum. Through October 6, 2019 See Ed Hardy break through the establishment rubble to see the light of day at the...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 10, 2019 at 11:26 am | 5 comments | 5105 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
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Tissot Goes to the Movies and the Library

The exhibition James Tissot: Fashion and Faith is at the Palace of the Legion of Honor until February 9, 2020 By John A. Barry Thomas Campbell, director...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm | 2 comments | 5043 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 | 5038 Views
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