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Newsmaker: The Rev. Daisher Rocket

| Saturday, April 28, 2012, 5:43 a.m.

Age: 31

Family: Daughter, Mackenzie, 7

Residence: Greensburg

Occupation: Social worker for Paula Teacher & Associates in Penn Hills; independent artist

Education: Bachelor's degree in printmaking, Seton Hill University, where he is working on a master's degree in art therapy and counseling; studied for two years under Tom Norulak, a master printmaker in Wilkinsburg

Background: Attracted to graffiti as a child and eventually found ways to turn elements of graffiti into legal art; member of the Pittsburgh Arts Council; his work can be found at .

Noteworthy: Will turn old doors into artistic masterpieces in a painting marathon at the 12th Annual Art All Night in Lawrenceville, a community celebration where professional and amateur artists are invited to display and sell their work. The celebration, in the Red Warehouse at 35th and Smallman streets, will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday and run through 2 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit

Quote: "To me, I really don't think my artwork is done until it's seen by thousands of people. ... So that's why it is so important to me to produce art that is seen by the community. I really enjoy the idea of working with community groups."

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