A Stitched-Up Life: Presenting the Work of Dr. Mary Ruth Smith

Dr. Mary Ruth Smith headed the Fabric Design concentration in Baylor's Department of Art and Art History for 27 years, retiring in 2020. This exhibition presents a retrospective of her life's work in fiber and textile art.

Dr. Smith cites "anything and everything" as inspiration for her art, and that penchant for experimentation shines through in this carefully curated exhibit of her skill with a needle. Her mostly hand-stitched creations often focus on pattern, with the resulting pieces showcasing surprising forms, color combinations, and visual flourishes.

"A Stitched-Up Life" is on exhibit in the Jones Crosshatch Gallery through 2021.