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Fort Smith potter to work with art class

Clinton School recently received notice that Peter Lippincott, designated as the 2010 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council, will spend Dec. 9-13, 2013, working with Clinton High School art teacher Carol Corning and her students.

Lippincott is a potter from Fort Smith, Ark.

The Arkansas Living Treasure award recognizes an Arkansan who excels in the creation of a traditional craft and who actively preserves and advances his or her craft through community outreach and educating others.

Lippincott “continues to excel in his field, but also tirelessly advocates the craft through teaching classes to both adults and children,” said Joy Pennington, executive director of the Arkansas Arts Council.

The AIE In-School Residency Program is designed to strengthen the role of the arts in education with the understanding that the development of aesthetic awareness and participation in the arts should be an integral part of life and the basic education process.

Based on guidelines provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, AIE In-School Residency grants are funded by the Arkansas Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and local sponsoring schools or organizations. The grant request was written by Corning.

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