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Former teacher finds passion in art

A local artist was recognized Wednesday for his lifelong passion for the arts.

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FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Jack Earl stands with his Atlantes sculpture of Bill with a dog he modeled from a 14th century woodcut. ABOVE: Mr. Earl modeled this bust out of clay after one of his grand- children. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | CARRIE ELLINGTON)

Jack Earl, of Lakeview, received the Governor’s Art Award in Columbus for his work with ceramics of everyday life. He was nominated for the award by Springfield Museum curator, Charlotte Gardner, after a show he did at the Springfield Museum.

He, along with the other seven winners, received a painting by Susan Danko for their work and dedication.

Mr. Earl was born in Uniopolis, where he also attended school. It was in high school that Mr. Earl discovered clay and pottery, which became his major focus in his career. He then attended Bluffton College (now University) and obtained a degree in art with a minor in English.

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