A Tribute to Scott Clarkson

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Actor, Artist, Blog, News | 7 comments

by: Amy Buesker As many of you already know, on Sunday, October 12th we lost one of our long-time Alpha family members. Scott Charles Clarkson passed away in the hospital on Sunday afternoon while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes – watching football! Needless to say, the news hit everyone at Alpha hard. Scott has been attending Alpha for over 30 years and is truly part of the fabric of Alpha. It is hard to imagine what the next year will...

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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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Friends for Life

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Artist, Blog | 1 comment

Brandon L’Ecuyer is a staff member at the home of one of Alpha’s participants, Chris*.  He came to the Just Folk art show (an exhibit of some of Alpha’s talented artists at SlingShot) in December with Chris and his parents. At the show Brandon ran into Scott Clarkson whom he has known for 33 years.  He heard Scott saying that he hoped someone would buy his assemblage piece in the show. Brandon told Tina Kerrigan (SlingShot Staff)...

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