Nan Renbarger

Fabricating in Fiberspace


Dayglo Beach, 2011
Mixed media fiber, 13″ x 26″


Leaf Scarf,2017
Silk and rayon, 14″ x 72″
In de Fence of Gardens #2, 1994
Mixed media fiber, 14″ x 16″

(Photos by Garold Sneegas)

Artist Biographical Statement

Nan is infatuated with fabric, color, texture, and her sewing machine. From 2-dimensional flat, straight-edged materials, she fabricates 3-dimemsional fiberscapes.  She dyes, paints, and prints, layers of colors on fabrics, yarns, and threads. As she ventures forth, the notion to use her sewing machine surfaces and that leads to encounters with  spirals, curves, and loops that create peepholes for color, grottos, winding rivers of colorful texture, wacky paths, reflective pools, and fauna and flora of fantasy.  Spontaneity is precious to her and she lets her intuition guide her to produce vessels, sculptures, wall pieces and a few functional pieces.

Location & Hours

Location:  512 E 9th #3, Lawrence, KS 66044

**This location is at Lawrence Creates Makerspace, Nan is the only artist at Makerspace participating in the Lawrence ArtWalk.

Friday: Oct. 27: 5 – 8 pm. Public Reception 5-8 pm.

Join Nan as she cuts up her piece “Political Landscape” and distributes pieces to viewers.

Saturday, Oct. 28: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Oct. 29: noon – 6 pm

Website & Contact Info