Chandler artists part of Prescott studio tour SanTan Sun News

Chandler artists part of Prescott studio tour

September 30th, 2021 SanTan Sun News
Chandler artists part of Prescott studio tour
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Santan Sun News Staff

Chandler artists Laurie Fagan and Nicole McCaigue are encouraging people to enjoy fall colors and their work at the 14th annual Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour Oct. 1-3.

The two artists, who will be showing their work at McGaigue’s Prescott studio – number 51 on the tour – are excited about being part of the prestigious event.

The 2021 Studio Tour features 74 artists in 49 private studios plus an additional 28 artists at three art centers.

McCaigue paints mostly figurative art, with subjects in nature and usually with a bird.

“The images are dreamy, almost surreal, with patterns and vivid colors,” McCaigue explained. “I find peace while creating and viewing my art.”

She adds on her website, “Color brings me joy and the happiness I feel when creating goes into my paintings. It is a two-way therapy that fuels the emotions and excites the senses. I create paintings that take me on a journey through transparent layers and dreamy shapes. My art transports me to another place; it sets me free to dream.”

Fagen, a fiber artist and jewelry designer who also is a crime novelist, creates textile wall art as well as polymer clay jewelry and sculptural items.

“I love to design and create fiber art quilt wall-hangings from my original photos, transferred to fabric,” said Fagen, adding:

“My wearable art includes necklaces, earrings and rings, and I enjoy working with people to create a highly personalized design specifically for them.”

Fagen also is preparing for a November release of her third novel in her series build around a fictitious radio reporter in Chandler. The new novel is titled “Bleeder.”

Hours for the studio tour are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and raffle prizes will be given at the McCaigue Studio, and many other studios also are holding raffles.

The tour is free and self-guided.

For more information on Fagen and McCaigue, visit McCaigue.Art and FagenDesigns.com.

For additional details about the 53 locations on the Prescott Studio Tour, specific locations and maps, visit prescottstudiotour.com.

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