Scottish artist Alan Potter  has been commissioned to capture the heritage of The Howe o’ The Mearns in public art work.

Alan plans to create a ‘Mearns Mosaic Trail’ with the help of the people in the catchment area of Mearns Academy which includes Laurencekirk, Fordoun, Arbuthnott, Auchenblae, Fettercairn, Edzell Woods, Luthermuir, Marykirk and St. Cyrus.

Alan Potter starts his work by inviting residents with information, stories or memories of the area, along with those who would like to try their hand at creating a mosaic for themselves, to meet with him. He will be at the Burgh Buildings, Johnston Street, Laurencekirk, daily from Saturday 12th September until the Sunday 20th September.

Alan Potter has many years of public and community art work experience and he has a good reputation of engaging and working tremendously well with communities. Mearns Public Art Steering Group are pleased to welcome Alan to the area and thank Aberdeenshire Council Public Art Scheme for making the funding of this project possible.

Dates of Alan Potter’s workshops are below – watch this space for more news.

Workshops at: Burgh Buildings, Johnston Street, Laurencekirk.

Saturday 12th Introduction. 10am – 12.30pm, 2pm-4.30pm

Sunday 13th 10am – 2.30pm, 2pm – 4.30pm

Monday 14th- Thursday 17h
10am- 12.30pm, 2pm – 4.30pm, 7pm -9pm

Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th.
10am -12.30pm. 2pm- 4.30pm

All welcome.

Alan Potter, who looks forward to meeting the people of the Mearns and creating the Mearns Mosaic Trail.


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