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Mission Statement

Vine Arts Center is a non-profit, member-run organization supporting emerging and established artists, partnering with the community, and providing space and support for visiting shows and events.

Opening - Saturday, June 3, 6-9 PM

Poster with two images of landscapes created with one stroke of the brush.

One Stroke Makes a Landscape is Minneapolis brush painter Bob Schmitt's first gallery exhibit of his stunning creation of entire colorful landscapes created in a masterful loading of a traditional Chinese brush with ink, colors and metallic gold. These works, yes actually created in one stroke of the brush, depict a number of seasons and locations from the North Shore to Minnehaha Creek, from Kyoto and Holland.

Schmitt began painting with Chinese brush and ink as a 12 year old watching local educational TV. He has studied with Lok Tok and Yitong Lok in Toronto and locally with Hong Zhang with weekly lessons for 22 years.


He currently has a studio and gallery called Laughing Waters Studio in south Minneapolis, just 2 blocks from Minnehaha Falls.

As part of the exhibition, Schmitt will be available in the gallery to talk about his process from

1 - 4 pm on Saturdays June 10, 17 and 24, 2023.

He will provide public demonstrations of his technique from 2-3pm on on these three Saturdays.

Vine Arts Center members Raven Miller, Rubin Latz, Julie Liebelt and Sue Kolstad will exhibit works in the Mark Roberts Gallery during this show.

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