January 8, 2021 – March 31, 2021 all-day
Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

Student and teacher of Chinese brush painting Bob Schmitt depicts nine gates of a spiritual journey:

  • darkness
  • longing
  • abandonment
  • rage
  • emptiness
  • compassion
  • unbridled joy
  • oneness
  • delusion

Let this beautiful blend of calligraphy and digital technology invite you into interior landscapes.

Bob will host a series of three talks about the Nine Gates.  Learn more and RSVP.

This exhibit is part of Wisdom Ways permanent collection gifted to Wisdom Ways by Sue Cochrane.



Bob Schmitt is a Quaker and a student and teacher of Chinese calligraphy and painting who lives and paints a stone’s throw from Minnehaha Falls. He began brush painting as a 12-year-old watching public television and has studied weekly with a Chinese painting master for over 20 years.



Building Hours

Carondelet Center building hours will be updated on a week-to-week basis and are limited due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Please call the Wisdom Ways Office at 651-696-2788 if you are interested in arranging a visit; Wisdom Ways staff are in the office during limited hours even though the building is closed. We encourage you to wear a mask and practice social distancing as you view the exhibit.

Building Hours February 9 – 21

Tuesday, February 9: Closed

Wednesday, February 10: Closed

Thursday, February 11: Closed

Friday, February 12: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, February 13: Closed

Sunday, February 14: Closed

Monday, February 15: Closed

Tuesday, February 16: Closed

Wednesday, February 17: Closed

Thursday, February 18: Closed

Friday, February 19: Closed

Saturday, February 20: Closed

Sunday, February 21: Closed