The Nine Gates :: Miles Frieden + Bob Schmitt :: January 15, 6-9 pm :: Walk on White, Key West FL


Miles Frieden and Bob Schmitt, friends and collaborators for three decades, dive within to provide striking visual metaphors for how the light gets in.

Student and teacher of Chinese brush painting, Bob Schmitt depicts nine gates of a spiritual journey, transforming the aesthetic of traditional Chinese scrolls into digital internal landscapes.

Miles Frieden’s sculptures expose a multitude of stories, usually embedded in relationship. These ennobled and enabled shards, rising out of imperfection, bring delight, beauty, and healing.

This exhibit is in conjunction with the 2015 Key West Literary Seminar, “How the Light Gets In: Literature of the Spirit.” It also commemorates Miles Frieden's retirement as executive director of the KWLS after 20 years.