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Artist Employment
2005 – Present Artist – Interactive Works of Art – Cleveland, OH
1995 – 2005 Lead Exhibit Designer/Fabricator – Great Lakes Science Center – Cleveland, OH
1991–1994 Metalworking Teacher – United States Peace Corps – Zimbabwe, Africa
 
Residencies
2013 Rasmuson Foundation – Bunnell Art Center – Homer, Alaska
A 2 month residency in Homer, AK where I created one sculpture each day to add to MyString Calendar installation. This series of 3D illustrations created a visual journal of my time in Alaska. My String Calendar was documented in book form in 2014.
2011 RIA/CE – Ragurajpur International Art Exchange – Orissa, India
A 5 week residency where 20 artists from around the world gather in an artisan village in India to study various traditional indian art forms in dance, visual art and music.
 
Commissioned Work
2015 “The Welcome Committee” – Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital – Cleveland, OH
A series of 23 hoots owls sitting in 15 lighted nests call out to passerby's in funny bird voices on the half hour.

“My Neighborhood” – Detroit Shoreway Community Development – Cleveland, OH
A series of vignettes depicting various aspects of the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood were created to animate vacant storefront windows.
2014 “”Love begets Light” – St Johns Courtyard – Project Hope – CPT
An interactive Installation where visitors walk along a series of luminary pathways discovering words and images of heros known and unknown. In collaboration with Creative Fusion artist Huda Lufti and Art House.
2013 “Living Hills” – E.156th Art Space – Northeast Shores Development – Cleveland, OH
Collaboration with LAND Studio & landscape architect Mcknight Associates.
2012 “Everybody is Somebody” – Cleveland Public Theater – Cleveland, OH
An interactive installation where visitors experience being on center stage. Because every one of us no matter who we are, where we live, were born or die we all have a role to play.

Discovery Center – Cleveland Museum of Natural History – Cleveland, OH
2011 “Where is HOME?” – Cleveland Public Theater – Cleveland, OH
An interactive art installation and public art program where community members reflect on a gas explosion that devastated several families homes on W83rd St.

“Deconstruction as Urban Art Therapy” – 2040 W83rd St Vacant House – Cleveland, OH
A community based art installation and deconstruction project responding to vacant housing issues. Partnering with City of Cleveland, Richey Piiparien – project manager, CNDC neighborhood development, MOD(all) Studio
2010 “OM” – PlayhouseSquare’s International Children’s Festival – Cleveland, OH
An interactive art installation combining art and audio technology

“Meditation Deck” – The Gathering Place – Beachwood, OH
Interactive sound sculpture for group sound therapy
2009 “Family Walk” – Akron Children’s Hospital – Akron, OH
Interactive sculpture to promote healing

“Urban Trotter” – Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology – Cleveland, OH
Interactive Kinetic Push Sculpture
2008 “Contrast Panels” – Strong Museum of Play – Rochester, NY
Interactive touch and see experiences
2007 “PVC Chorus” – Strong Museum of Play – Rochester, NY
Interactive sound sculpture

“Ms. Bubble Hoop” – Arts Collinwood – Cleveland, OH
Interactive bubble sculpture for community festival

“What I See When I Close my Eyes” – Author Penny Chastain – St Louis, MO
children’s book about chronic illness
2006 “Listening Man” – The Gathering Place – Beachwood, OH
Interactive sound sculpture for helping children touched by cancer

“Mr. Mister” – Arts Collinwood – Cleveland, OH
Interactive kinetic misting sculpture for community festival
2005 “VFF 5,000 & Stinky Shrinker Scopes” – series of 5 educational sound sculptures
ID Solutions – Noblesville, IN
Children’s Hospital – Columbus, OH
Children’s Health Ed Center – Milwaukee, WI
Adventure Science Center – Nashville, TN.
Health Works! Kids’ Museum – South Bend, IN
Health World – Barrington, IL
2004 “Meditation Park” – Detroit Shoreway – Cleveland, OH
Meditative walking path and healing garden

“Whisper Garden” – Ireland Cancer Center – Elyria, OH
Interactive sound sculpture
2003 “Maple Valley Underground Library” – Maple Valley, OH
Seating area in the public library that has a miniature reading world for insects beneath.
 
Teaching Artist
2015 “Kinetic Sculpture” 7th–8th grade students learn about motion and mechanics while creating their own simple kinetic interactive sculptures – Partnering with Art House and Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.

“Broom Making” Adults – Burnt Toast Farms & Studio LLC – Cleveland, OH

“Sharpie Tie Dye” – Michael Zone Recreation Center, Fairview Park – Summer Program
“Weaving, Balloons, Paper Beads, Pipe Cleaners” – Riverside Estates – Summer Program
“Octopus Sculpting” – Art House Inc – Summer Program
“Weaving and beading to music” – Rockport Library – After School Program

“Coir Sculpting Northeast Ohio Plants and Animals” 7th–8th grade students learn about plants and animals native to Northeast Ohio while sculpting them with coconut hair – Partnering with Art House Inc & Watterson Lake Elementary School – Cleveland, OH
2014 “Kinetic Coir Sculpture” 6th grade students practice sculpting coir, learn about physics, problem solving and teamwork while creating birds in flight using coir and wire and combining them into a kinetic mobile. Partnering with Art House and William Cullen Bryant
2013 “Magnetic Kinetic Sculpture” 9–12th grade students learn about Magnetism and how to harness it’s force to make kinetic sculptures move. Partnering with Art House & John Marshall High School.

“Coir Bird Sculpting” – One day workshop with community members of Homer, AK.
Created coir birds and then combined them into a kinetic sculpture on My String Calendar.“Coir Fish Sculpting” – One day workshop with community members in Homer, AK
where we created coir fish and combined them into a kinetic sculpture.
2012 “Kinetic Sculpture” 3rd and 4th grade students learn how to create kinetic sculpture using crank shafts cams. Partnering with Art House and Luis Munoz Marin Elementary

“The Math of PA Dutch Art” 4–6th graders learn geometry while creating their own unique Hex SIgns. Partnering with Art House, Fullerton School and Young Audiences

“Kinetic Sculpture” 11–12th grade students learn how to create kinetic sculptures in a gear box using cardboard, tinfoil and duct tape. Partnering with Art House and Rhodes HS
2011 “Galimotos” An art education program where students 10–12 grade explore history, math, and science by creating kinetic works of art that require visitor interaction. Partnering with Art House and John Marshal HS

“I can, I am, I will” An after school program where students & parents create a permanent work of art for their school. Participants explore ideas about themselves through this work. Partnering with Art is Education, Art House & Wade Park Elementary
2010 “Cat Walk” – Year of the Tiger Asian Art education program focused on the South Chinese Tiger. Tiger sculptures created by students grade 3–5 were incorporated into an interactive kinetic art installation and exhibited at a community fest. Partnering with St Clair Superior Development, Goodrich Gannet Community Center & The Ingenuity Festival of Art & Tech

“Windows” – A hands–on public art program where students K–8 grade learn about the process of creating public art by working together to create an outdoor sculpture for their neighborhood recreation center. Partnering with Case Elementary School, St Clair Superior Development and Sterling Recreation Center.
2009 “About Water” – A summer mural program to teach kids about our fresh water supply. How our water is processed, tested, stored and supplied. Partnering with the Cleveland Water Department & Art House

“Oxen in Chinese Culture” – Year of the OX Asian art education program Partnering with St Clair Superior Development & Case Elementary School

“Build a Pagoda” – Year of the OX Asian art education program Partnering with St Clair Superior Development & Goodrich Gannet Community Center
2008 “Wind–driven kinetic sculpture” – Art education program integrating physics and art. Partnering with Cleveland Museum of Art & Ingenuity Fest – Cleveland, OH

“Magnetic kinetic sculpture” – Art education program integrating physics and art. Akron Art Museum – Akron, OH
2007 “Cranky Bubble–Go–Round” – Art education program combining science, visual art, music and poetry to produce a kinetic sound bubble producing sculpture for Ingenuity Fest of Art and Technology. Partnering with Roots of American Music & Northwood Junior HS
2005 “Sculpt your Community” – After school program for students 3–8 grade. Students talk about their community , likes and dislikes, then create a model of how they’d like to see it, and what their role might be in making it happen. Art House Inc. – Cleveland, OH
1991–1994 “Secondary School Art Education Workshop” – Zimbabwe, Africa – Peace Corps Mural Painting – Students work together to create a mural of the world at their school Book Binding – Students bind books they wrote
1991 “Secondary School Teacher’s Workshop” – Zimbabwe, Africa – US Peace Corps Teaching Tools – How to create and use effective teaching tools
 
Grants/Awards
2013 Rasmuson Foundation Grant – Bunnell Art Center – Homer, Alaska
Awarded a 2 month paid residency in Homer, Alaska
2012 Community Spirit Award – For improving the quality of life and sense of community in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. For programming and creating Where is HOME?
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization – Cleveland, OH
2010 Seth Rosenberg Award
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture – Cleveland, OH
2009 Project Support Grant for WINDOWS – St Clair Superior Development Corporation
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture – Cleveland, OH

Featured Artist GrantUrban Trotter
Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology – Cleveland, OH
2008 Arts Business and Innovation Awards – Finalist
Council of Smaller Enterprises, COSE – Cleveland, OH
2007 Featured Artist GrantBaby New Year Jam!
First Night Akron – Akron Museum of Art – Akron, OH

Featured Artist GrantCircus of Shadows
Ingenuity Festival – Hanna Building – Cleveland, OH

National Arts Program – Honorable Mention – Baby Cobra
2006 National Arts Program – Honorable Mention – Dog Facing Down
2005 Fine Arts Association – Honorable Mention – Tongue Wagger
2003 National Arts Program – Honorable Mention – Tri–Unicyclistic Movement
2002 Tremont’s 3rd Annual Juried Art Show – Honorable Mention – Tri–Unicyclistic Movement
1986–1987 National Scholarship Competition – Received for portfolio excellence – CCAD
 
Solo Exhibitions
2007 Kinetic Coir – Visitors arrange, rearrange, spin and make fly a series of 17 interactive kinetic animal sculptures – Studio 11 – Tremont – Cleveland, OH
 
Group Exhibitions
2008 86th Annual Spring Show – Erie Art Museum – Erie, PA
The 18th People’s Art Show – Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OH
Counting the Days – Asterisk Gallery – Cleveland, OH
Everything Moves – Lorain Community College – Lorain, OH
Affects/ Effects – St Paul’s Episcopal Church – Cleveland Heights, OH
2007 To Masumi – Doubting Thomas Gallery – Cleveland, OH
Art of Space – Curated by Studio Graphique – Shaker Square – Shaker, OH
Gallery in the Garden – Shaker Hts, OH – Curated by Ann Whalen and Ken Chapin 52 artist 52 weeks – Pop Shop Gallery – Lakewood, OH
National Arts Program – Kelly Randall Gallery – Cleveland, OH
2005 Cleveland Biennial Juried Exhibition – Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Bar Association – Galleria – Cleveland, OH
AH SEAN Annual Members Show – Fine Arts Association – Willoughby, OH
On a Pedestal – Juried Show of Ohio Sculpture – The Sculpture Center – Cleveland, OH
2004 Sparx in the City Urban Gallery Hop – Studio 69 open studio – Cleveland, OH
2003 Zoo Exhibit – Dead Horse Gallery – Lakewood, OH
National Arts Program in Cleveland – Kelly Randall Gallery – Cleveland, OH
2001 Tremont 3rd Annual Arts & Cultural Festival – Kelly Randall Gallery – Cleveland, OH
1995 American Greetings Spring Fine Art Show – Art at the Powerhouse Gallery–Cleveland, OH
1994 71st Annual Spring Show – Erie Art Museum – Erie, PA
Women in Transition – Glass Growers Gallery – Erie, PA
 
Memberships
2009–2012 Ingenuity Festival – advisory board member
 
Education
1991 B.F.A. Columbus College of Art and Design – Columbus, OH
Illustration Major
Dean’s List; President’s List; Metalworking Assistantship
1991 Solo Press – New York, New York
Printmaking Internship/Apprenticeship
1993 Teacher–to–Teacher Conference – Zimbabwe, Africa
United States Peace Corps
2005 Salon – Louis Bourgeois
2015 Creative Arts in Medicine Conference
 
Publications/Media
2013 “String Calendar Connects artist to community”
Homer News – Arts – Michael Armstrong
2011 “Bringing the World to Cleveland”
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Arts and Life

“International Children’s Festival”
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Arts and Life

Bare Bones Kids Stuff – Karen Rene Merkle
Erie Daily Times – Erie, PA.

“Weekend Show” interview (TV)
WKYC NBC Affiliate – Kim Wheeler

“Public Art Project to Help Cleveland Heal after Traumatic Explosion”
Richey Piiparien – rustwire.com

WEWS Newsnet 5 (ABC affiliate)
Cleveland, OH

WOIO 19 Action News (CBS affiliate)
Cleveland, OH evening news July 28

WKYC Channel 3 (NBC affiliate)
Cleveland, OH evening news July 28

WJW Fox 8
Cleveland, OH
2010 President’s Reception feature
Cleveland Magazine, July issue – PlayhouseSquare insert

“It’s a Harmonious World After All”
The Plain Dealer – Metro – Lonnie Timmons III

“Kickin’ It with Kenny” morning show feature–OM (TV)
WJW Fox8 – Kenny Crumpton

“Weekend Show” interview (TV)
WKYC NBC Affiliate – Kim Wheeler
2009 “Kickin’ It with Kenny” morning show feature–Urban Trotter (TV)
WJW Fox8 – Kenny Crumpton

“Homestyle Tinkerin’: Ingenuity Gathers the Family Around”
Scene Magazine – Arts District – Michael Gill

“Pushing Boundaries: Ingenuity Fests Must–See Performances”
The Plain Dealer – Friday Magazine – Zachary Lewis

“Hospital Gets Garden Sculpture: Daubert’s Work Depicts Healing Power of Art”
Akron Beacon Journal – Art Notes – Dottie Shin

“Children’s Hospital Adds Sculpture: Cleveland artist’s work on display to celebrate garden’s first anniversary”
Akron Beacon Journal – Community – Kathy Antoniotti
2007 “A Child at Heart”
Cleveland Galleries – Cleveland Magazine

“Melissa Daubert Wants You to Touch Her Octopus”
ARTS PICKS – Free Times Magazine

What I See When I Close My Eyes
Author – Penny Chastain

52 Weeks 52 Artists Calendar – Hanging Bookreader
Published by AGC – Brookpark, OH
2006 52 Weeks 52 Artists Calendar – Core Sample with Pit Toilet
Published by AGC – Brookpark, OH
2005 52 Weeks 52 Artists Calendar – Look Out Tower
Published by AGC – Brookpark, OH