John Barany

Profile Updated: June 11, 2020
John Barany
Residing At: Yakima, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Carol 33yrs
Children: Alison born 1983, robbie born '86, william born 1988
Occupation: Artist in wood
Homepage: Johnbarany.com
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Yes! Attending Reunion
Marital Status

Married

Grandchildren:

0

Previous school:

Wilson grade school, lewis and clark hi,

Other Schooling:

Gonzaga u , u of washington. bA chemistry
U of Washington MD
Yale @ waterbury conn. Internal medicine
U of New York @ Buffalo. Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care

School Story:

Dave Billings was making strawberry ice cream at the Benewah Dairy at 30th and Grand. He invited Bill Herrington and I and other buddies up for a massive free taste test at the owner's expense. Nobody found out.

What have you been doing the last 10 years?

I'm a full time studio artist in wood. Predominantly lathe-based, my work imcludes sculptures, plates, platters, boxes, vases. I'm currently doing collaborations with a dozen other artists. The unifying factor is that they do their work on my wood. We have painters, ceramists, raku clay, a glass artist, a fabric person, a metals guy, and a mixed media maven each working in conjunction with me. It all comes together in a travelling show i've presented at galleries for WSU, Wenatchee, Ellensburg, Yakima, and tri-cities.

How do you spend your time now?

I'm in the studio by 8AM and usually work until 1-2AM. I thought when i retired that i would watch the mariners and learn the nes of 5 players and the manager. It didn't happen. I was made to work and I do what I like.
I have a massive garden and work in the master gardener program in Yakima and I live in a great old place that used to be a TB san.

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Nov 28, 2022 at 11:38 AM

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Nov 15, 2022 at 11:53 AM

Mike, Happy Birthday. Hope all’s well. I’m still working at wood art 7/8. jbar

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Nov 08, 2022 at 5:05 PM

Posted on: Nov 08, 2022 at 12:01 PM

Bill. I hope you never retire. I don’t look forward to the time when I have no legaleze friend who canctake the occasional question from me. I’m so needy.
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Nov 07, 2022 at 7:11 PM

Vernon. Happy Birthday to you. I remember playing soccer in 8th grade at Comstock Park and you heroicly went Gainst Butch Slaughter, colliding with him as he wrestled the ball Away. I realized then that you were a person of great personal courage. jbar

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Nov 03, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Marcia, Happy Birthday to you. It froze in Yakima this morning, a first for this year. Hope your birthday was warmer, cozier. jbar

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Oct 26, 2022 at 8:43 AM

Joan, Happy Birthday and many more. Hope this one was special.

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Oct 09, 2022 at 3:35 PM

Roger. Happy Birthday again and many more. Be well!
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Oct 07, 2022 at 12:22 PM

From a Fellow Wilsonite, Happy Birthday to Paul.
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Oct 01, 2022 at 12:53 PM

Kay, Happy Birthday to you. Today in Yakima is Sunfair Invitational CrossCountry track day. The kids are running their hearts out on the course across the street in Franklin Park. I’ll be going down there in an hour to watch the top flights take off.
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ps: I hope you’re well.

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Sep 05, 2022 at 9:39 AM

Happy Birthday, Jean. I hope all is well. jbar
ps: I’m an artist in my 2nd childhood and I just finished the ornaments for a December show.

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Sep 04, 2022 at 9:59 PM

Happy Birthday, John. Hope life continues good for you as it has been for me.
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Aug 14, 2022 at 1:29 PM

Hey, Jan. I read your info and I feel the happy part in every line. I remember you happy at LC. I could count on a smile, a positive greet. Hope the future remains bright.

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Aug 03, 2022 at 4:09 PM

Happy Birthday, Joyce. And many more. I’m sitting in my upstairs studio watching epoxy cure, so, it’s great to message you on a hot afternoon in Yakima. The great track event must be over by now and it may not be as exciting in Eugene. I hope that isn’t so. Attached is a little photo to excite your competitive juices. jbar

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Aug 02, 2022 at 5:20 PM

Beth
Happy Birthday and many more. Wilson grade school looks a lot the same as it did in 1954. I can’t remember where you sat in 4th grade. Remember Mrs. Evans?
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Jul 31, 2022 at 10:37 PM

Happy Birthday, Ray. Still dancing? I remember you introducing Elvis Presley to me by dancing with in za gym, I think, at North Central Hi school.
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Jul 24, 2022 at 1:11 PM

John, Happy Birthday. Hope you’re where it’s only wArm, not hot like Yakima’s gonna be today—100.
Swelteringly yours,
jbar

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Jul 24, 2022 at 1:06 PM

Ray, Happy Birthday. I hope you’re not outside working on the superhot day. It’s gonna be 100 in Yakima. I picked the blackberries early before they
fry. jbar

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Jul 24, 2022 at 12:58 PM

Barry, Happy Birthday one more time.
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