Nan Renbarger

Fabricating in Fiberspace


Tsimone says lean left, 2009
Mixed media fiber
15″ x 15″ x 1″
Sunflowers for Kristin, 2018
Mixed media fiber
Rayon-silk scarves hand dyed, 2017
14″ x 72″

Artist Biographical Statement

Nan was born and raised in Topeka but escaped it’s conservative clutches in 1968, landing in liberal Lawrence to go to school at KU.  Next thing she knew, she was wrapped up in artistic expression in the form of a wholegrain bakery. That earth tone palette morphed into vibrant color schemes used in fiberscapes—on and off the wall art, bags, vessels, and clothing. Nan colors most of her fabrics by dyeing, painting, and stitching. Spontaneity is precious to her as she is inspired by the world around her that is anything but static. As she follows her nose…her heart…her intuition up and down garden paths,trails, country roads, byways, and thought waves, her creative juices flow through her fingers onto the physical plane via fibers of every description.

Location & Hours

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

**This location is at Lawrence Creates Makerspace. Northwest corner at 9th and New Jersey, on the north side of the parking lot.

Other artists participating at this location include: Ann Kuckelman Cobb and Candice Davis

Saturday, Oct. 13: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Oct. 14: noon – 6 pm

Website & Contact Info

Email: [email protected]