Join Our Mailing List!
Latest News:
Central VFC Presents Grand Central Train Show ... -- "Central VFC will host a train show on February 3 and 4, 2018. Hours will be ..." -- 29 December 2017
Mon River Towns Announces Bald Eagle Photo ... -- "Eagles have been spotted more and more frequently in southwestern and south ..." -- 29 December 2017
Local Groups Participate in Monongahela Valley ... -- "When Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) announced that its Carroll Township ..." -- 29 December 2017
MARC Closes Out Year With Reflection on 2017; ... -- "The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) held its Christmas ..." -- 29 December 2017
MARC Announces Winners of Christmas Decorating ... -- "The Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation (MARC) announced the winners in ..." -- 29 December 2017
January 2018 News from Mantle House Mission -- "Mantle House Mission, 132 S. Water St., West Newton, can be reached at ..." -- 29 December 2017
Gill Hall VFC Receives Customized New Vehicle -- "Sixteen months ago, Gill Hill Volunteer Fire Company started the process the ..." -- 29 December 2017
Blaine Hill Fire Department Elects New President -- "By Charlotte Hopkins Blaine Hill Fire Department elected Dana Evans as their ..." -- 29 December 2017
St. Francis Knights of Columbus Once Again Holds ... -- "Super Italian hoagies will be on sale at St. Francis of Assisi Parish ..." -- 29 December 2017
Santa’s Helpers Bring Christmas Cheer -- "By Paul Chasko Once again, American Legion Post 613 brought Christmas joy to ..." -- 29 December 2017

Local People

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) student Patrick Camut has created a work of art that marries form and function in a distinctly Pittsburgh fashion.

PatrickCamut
Patrick Camut

In response to a call from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for artists to design sculptural bicycle racks to be installed throughout the Cultural District, Camut used the skills he acquired in CCAC’s welding technology program to create the parking chair to end all parking chairs. His proposal was accepted, and he worked on the project throughout the summer. The finished work will be installed this fall in the 900 block of Liberty Avenue, possibly across from the August Wilson Center.

Camut, an art teacher at Charleroi High School, enrolled in CCAC’s welding program to improve his welding skills for creating metal sculptures. The program has helped him grow in his craft beyond his expectations. He especially appreciates the “real world experience” of his instructors, who teach students how to apply the skills they have learned. One way Camut hopes to apply his skills is by creating more public art that can be enjoyed by all. To date, his unique artwork has been featured in numerous exhibitions.

“This program is like a master’s for me. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone,” said Camut, who will graduate this fall with an associate degree in welding technology. “Everything was presented in such an organized way. You could see where you wanted to go, and could see your own growth as you got there.”

The project was something of a collaboration—CCAC Welding instructor Cody Stroud provided guidance and technical expertise; the materials were supplied by the college; and the base plate was drilled at Maxwell Welding & Machine. Camut will have earned several welding certifications by the time he graduates, which will also prove useful in his part-time work repairing the amphibious vehicles used by Just Ducky Tours.

For more information on Patrick Camut and his work, visit patrickcamut.com. For more information on CCAC’s Welding Technology program, ccac.edu.

RealEstate270x64


cooked goose web banner ad 

Bartons Bake shop banner

PaVendors-web-ad

Trinity 275

Slagle 275

Mon Valley Hospital

  • Prev
  • Featured Advertisers
Scroll to top