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Hang Eight

In my August 19, 2015, posting, “Adult Ed,” I chronicled a trAction Painting event held in my garage. To briefly recap: a group of...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by JAB, on May 23, 2016 at 8:57 am | 2 comments | 2497 Views

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Fautisme

Since I created trAction Painting, students, my associates, and I have employed bikes, skates, scooters, rollers, and other wheel-wielding objects...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by Shane, on May 7, 2016 at 9:54 am | 3 comments | 2191 Views

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Learning the Ropes: Curating 101

Recently my husband and I were driving through a small town on our way home from Mendocino. It exuded charm and quaintness, good food, good wine. . .all the expected...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tora Satterfield, on May 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 1 comment | 3713 Views

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Symbolike May

“In 1557 a gentleman by the name of Thomas Tusser compiled a collection of writings he called “A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry.” In the April...

Original post made by John A. Barry on May. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2182 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 | 3925 Views

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Fête de Faut’

Wheelchair party (I liked the alliteration and syllabic similarity of fête and faut’ in the French translation). My associates...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by JAB, on Mar 18, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 8 comments | 2293 Views

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Symbolike

I have four bikes that I employ for trAction Painting projects. Their tires are covered with paint that remains and dries after I’ve used the bikes to apply...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Feb 20, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 1 comment | 2291 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 | 2530 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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Change of Pace

Roz Rogoff recently gave me and my colleague Bill Carmel a nice writeup in her blog: http://danvillesanramon.com/blogs/p/2015/08/04/tour-of-the-arts....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Aug. 5, 2015
Last comment by sasha, on Aug 17, 2015 at 12:50 am | 3 comments | 2422 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 | 6339 Views

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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 | 2451 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 | 2553 Views

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Day 1: Primary School

As in colors. Day 1 of our second annual trAction Painting camp, in Pittsburg, CA. Twenty or so kids, ranging in age from really young to less young,...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jul. 20, 2015
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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. 2584 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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Peinture trAction

My effort to show solidarity with the French people....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Jan. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2293 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
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Wheels for Meals on Wheels

It's refreshing and invigorating to find people who support your artistic efforts. I have found such a person in Jennifer Perlmutter, owner of the Jennifer Perlmutter...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2688 Views

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At the Gate

Dr. Christine Hartman's day job is at Livermore Labs, where she is deputy director of the Mission Opportunities Office. In that capacity, she helps...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Sep. 7, 2014
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