ATC students contribute to Greensburg art project


Date Published: September 26, 2017

Art Alley 1Students from Westmoreland County Community College’s Advanced Technology Center may not be studying art, but they are creating art.

Students Mark Lizotte, Allison Petroff and Ted Black have a piece of art on display as part of the Art in the Alley project in Greensburg. The Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s interactive public art project is installed on the alley side of the Union Trust Building facing The Palace Theatre’s S&T Bank Courtyard.

The students created artwork featuring Greensburg’s skyline.

Lizotte, an architectural drafting student, used computer-aided drafting and design to draw the skyline. He provided the CADD file to Petroff and Black, who cut the design out of a steel plate with a plasma torch, assembled and welded it for presentation.

The piece was on display at the ATC before it was donated to Art in the Alley.

“We are beyond thrilled about our partnership, and look forward to incorporating more of the students’ work into our alley,” said Kelli Brisbane of the Westmoreland Cultural Trust.

Pieces will be added to the Art in the Alley installation through the end of the year.