Pasadena Teen Wins Top Visual Arts Award at World Autism Festival, Canada

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Carissa Paccerelli (l) and Leonora Gregory-Collura, President and Co-Founder of ANCAA 17-year old artist, Carissa Mordeno Paccerelli of Pasadena, received the top award at the 7th ANCA World Autism Festival. She was awarded 1st Place for the International Naturally Autistic People Award representing the United States in the Visual Arts category.The Festival celebrates the talents and abilities of autistic people and the organizations that support them. It brings together award recipients and educators in the field of autism from many different countries.Event participants are provided an opportunity to collaborate and share information and learning in the field of autism. This year the INAP Awards included nominees and recipients representing 27 countries.“I’m so grateful for winning this award this year. I am grateful to everyone who enjoys my art. I never imagined my art would get me this far. I wouldn’t have been able to receive this recognition without the help of my family and friends,” said Carissa.Carissa began exhibiting significant talent in drawing and painting as early as age three. She has received a broad variety of awards and recognition for her artwork, seen in numerous exhibits, art fairs, and festivals.She had her first solo exhibit entitled, “Artwork by Rissa P” in Pasadena, at age 15.She is currently an 11th grade student at Pasadena High School in the Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) program. She also attends an advanced arts instruction at the Otis College Arts of Design in Los Angeles on a full scholarship awarded by the highly-competitive Ryman Arts.To know more about Carissa, visit her website at Community News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News Pasadena Teen Wins Top Visual Arts Award at World Autism Festival, Canada From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 14, 2016 | 12:36 pm Business News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Rank Your Top 10 Fall Broadway Shows

first_img View Comments The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Whew! The Great White Way was in the thick of New York City’s heat wave this week, and autumn’s crunchy leaves, sensible cardigans and warm, pumpkin-spiced treats are starting to sound pretty great. While we enjoy summer’s last dog days (read: eat as much ice cream as humanly possible), we’re also getting so stoked for all Broadway has to bring this fall. Productions that garnered widespread off-Broadway buzz like Heisenberg, Dear Evan Hansen and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 will bow alongside highly anticipated limited engagements like The Front Page, Oh, Hello and The Cherry Orchard. The Great White Way will get particularly starry, with the debuts of Josh Groban and Cate Blanchett and the welcome returns of Christian Borle, Nathan Lane and many more stage faves. So which show are you most excited to see? Social Media Manager Caitlyn Gallip got us started with her top 10; let us know which ones you’re most excited for, and we’ll see you at the theater!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on!last_img read more

Osaka in no mood to back down on support for Black Lives Matter

first_img“I’m vocal because I believe in the movement and want to try to use my platform to facilitate change,” Osaka told Reuters via email.”George Floyd’s murder and the situation generally in America has had a big impact on me.”Being silent is never the answer. Everyone should have a voice in the matter and use it.”The death of Floyd while he was in the custody of the Minneapolis police has sparked worldwide protests against racism and calls for reforms of US law enforcement. Naomi Osaka, the world’s highest paid sportswoman, says the voices of prominent athletes can be more influential than those of politicians and is determined that hers will be heard on the subject of racial injustice.The two-times Grand Slam champion has faced a backlash on social media after throwing her support behind the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody on May 25.The 22-year-old Osaka, who has Japanese and Haitian parents but grew up and lives mostly in the United States, says she has no intention of backing down and hopes to help drive real and permanent social change. Topics :center_img Osaka said she had marched in Minneapolis and attended other Black Lives Matters protests in Los Angeles, where she lives.She says the climate has changed considerably since quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem before a 2016 NFL game and paid for his protest by being ostracized by the league.”Colin has been putting this message out since 2016. It took a pandemic, an economic crisis and a torturous murder on camera, all at the same time, for people to really hear him,” she said.”It shouldn’t have been that way. If the NFL wants to show that they really care the first thing they should so is take a knee together and give Colin his job back.”That some people have said we as athletes should stick to sports is really insulting.”National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week the league had made mistakes in not listening to players and encouraged them “to speak out and peacefully protest”.”Hateful and sad”In response to her comments on social media, Osaka has been told to “stay in her lane” and focus on tennis but has chosen to respond to her critics with argument and a few amusing GIFs.”I probably shouldn’t read all the trolling but it’s hard to avoid,” said Osaka, who has over a million followers on Instagram.“Using humor is definitely one mechanism to expose these people … Calling them out for their ignorance and racism is also worthwhile sometimes.”I’m more sad for them than myself – to be so hateful and ignorant can’t be an easy way to live life.”Osaka said racism needed to be challenged all around the world and was delighted to see Black Live Matters protests in Japan, the country she represents on the international stage.On Tuesday, Japanese public broadcaster NHK had to apologize for an animated video aimed at explaining the US protests which sparked outrage for its depiction of black Americans.Osaka retweeted the video with a GIF expressing bewilderment.”We have been trying for hundreds of years and a change is long overdue,” she said.”I do think this time there is a different feel and energy, and the protests are so far reaching. There have even been BLM marches in Japan! That makes me so happy.”So I’m hopeful for change, I’ll keep campaigning for change, and I demand a better future for the next generation.” last_img read more

Ladoucer’s breakout junior year doesn’t surprise Orange

first_img Published on May 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm Prior to the Syracuse women’s lacrosse season, Tee Ladouceur hadn’t yet left her mark on the program. Much of the preseason hype focused mainly on the excellence of All-American Christina Dove and her fellow attack Halley Quillinan.The 5-foot-4 junior attack from Slingerlands, N.Y., fell under the radar.But with the regular season now in the rearview mirror, Ladouceur has certainly dispelled that notion. Her first season as a starter, Ladouceur was third on the team in goals with 41, first in assists with 41 and second in points with 82, surpassing standout freshman attack Michelle Tumolo and Quillinan. For her success she was voted to the All-Big East Second Team.Head coach Gary Gait is hoping that Ladouceur will continue to build upon her storybook season on Saturday when No. 9 Syracuse (13-6, 6-2 Big East) takes on No. 8 Georgetown (13-5, 8-0) in Washington, D.C., in the first round of the NCAA tournament.‘Quite honestly, I’m not surprised at all,’ Quillinan, a teammate of Ladouceur’s in high school as well, said. ‘(Volunteer coach) Katie Rowan and I have been playing with her for years, and we’ve always said that she has the best stick we’ve ever seen. Aside from Christina Dove I think Tee is definitely our biggest scoring threat, and teams really can’t take her for granted anymore.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLadouceur had a solid sophomore season, her first after transferring from Albany. Despite playing fairly limited time behind starter Megan Mosenson, Ladouceur found her way into 18 games and still managed to score 34 points on 19 goals and 15 assists.Although she achieved moderate success, she was by no means a household name.Though she was recruited by Syracuse upon graduating from Bethlehem Central High School, Ladouceur ultimately made the decision to stay close to home, choosing Albany over SU. That same season her 13-year-old sister, Meghan, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer.Ladouceur didn’t enjoy her time spent at Albany, and if that wasn’t difficult enough to deal with, she also took on the responsibility of taking care of her sister. As Meghan suffered through chemotherapy, Ladouceur shaved her head in support of her sister.It was an eye-opening experience for the lacrosse star, and one that made her stronger.‘Before she got sick, my sister and I weren’t the best of friends,’ Ladouceur said. ‘Actually we didn’t get along at all. And when that happened it sort of changed my mindset on things. You only get one shot in life at things sometimes, and you might as well make the most of it.’Meghan’s cancer went into remission later that year.With her sister healthy and no longer in need of her assistance, Ladouceur came to the realization that it was time to make a move — she was going to transfer to Syracuse.Dawn Austin, Ladouceur’s coach at Bethlehem Central High School, knew that playing against more skilled players would only make Ladouceur better.‘She has vision way beyond many players,’ Austin said. ‘And what makes her this good against such excellent competition is the talent of her teammates around her. Tee loves to play with those that raise the level of her game. She is a great individual player, but she is outstanding when she can pass to teammates.’Much like Quillinan, Gait was not surprised to see Ladouceur shine in her new role within the offense. He was impressed with what she showed him in the fall, and he knew that she had the ability to be a legitimate weapon on the attack. But as stellar as Ladouceur has been with the lacrosse stick this season, Gait has looked beyond the statistical figures that his star attack has accumulated. Her perseverance, work ethic and overall goodness of heart have shown him that Ladouceur is as quality of a person as she is a lacrosse player.‘She’s an exceptional young lady,’ Gait said. ‘She works hard in the classroom, on the field and she cares about her teammates. She’s the type of person that any coach would love to have on his team.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more