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Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7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