SlingShot Open House

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Art Studio, Events | 0 comments

Please come to the first ever Open House at SlingShot (220 W Canon Perdido). Meet the artists, see their new work and check out the current gallery show.  We will have tours throughout the morning and be serving a box lunch (for those who RSVP).  Megan Isaac will be giving an artist talk from 12:00-1:00 while you enjoy your lunch. RSVP for lunch to Maria Nielson: or 805-683-2145. We hope you will join...

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I Love SlingShot!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Art Studio, Artist, Blog | 3 comments

by: Sue Dumm, Artist Representative & Community Liaison, SlingShot Its early afternoon in the SlingShot art studio and a small group of women are quietly working on their embroidery projects. I’m enjoying the after lunch lull myself and attempting to catch up on emails, but on the other side of the room laughing and teasing ensues. All of a sudden Michelle breaks from her quiet sewing to yell out “I love SlingShot!” I stop my typing...

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Artist – Brian Wheatley

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Art Studio, Artist, Blog | 2 comments

Brian is one of the artists at SlingShot.  He has a HUGE affinity for cars and trains! When he is on the main Alpha campus, one of his favorite things to do is to go up to the administration offices and ask the staff to print pictures of ’51 and ’52 Chevys for him. He usually comes up with a very specific request including color and features of the car he wants.  He will study the pictures that come up on a Google image search...

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Artist – Henry Hornickle

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Art Studio, Artist, Blog | 1 comment

We will be reviving our artist blog posts with some of the artists at SlingShot! This will be an opportunity for the artists to give you a brief insight on a piece they’re working on, talk about a particular medium that they enjoy, discuss techniques for achieving a desired outcome, or just express something that’s on their mind. We hope you enjoy them! Today’s post is from Henry Hornickle while he was working in the ceramics...

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Alpha Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Art Studio, Artist, Blog | 2 comments

by: Sue Dumm, SlingShot Community Liaison Marinella Senatore. Building Communities is the title of the current exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Several visual artists from SlingShot and a group of performing artists from the Alpha Adult Day Program will participate in the interactive setting every Thursday from 12:30 – 2:30 until August 17th. “Marinella Sentatore is an artist whose vibrantly inclusive...

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Carolyn Rangel

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Art Studio | 0 comments

Ms. Rangel is known for her vivid colors, bold lines and large figures. Her paintings abound with bright flowers, stylized animals and smiling women. Carolyn also enjoys dressing in those same vibrant colors, often choosing multitudes of bright beaded necklaces and bracelets to complement her outfits. Carolyn has been in a number of shows over the past years.  She uses art sticks on a variety of paper, acrylic paints on canvas or cloth, and...

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