Bob Ross, the creator and host of “The Joy of Painting,” is currently being celebrated at North Carolina Wesleyan University in Rocky Mount with an exhibition of his paintings. This exhibition, advertised as the world’s largest, features over 75 works by Ross and admission is $15 for the public, with free admission for children under 5.
Bob Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host who gained fame through his PBS program that aired from 1983 to 1994. His show taught viewers how to paint and he was known for his poufy perm and always pleasant disposition. Bob Cassanova, a fan of Bob Ross since his television days, visited the exhibition to take in the art. He finds Ross’s programs to be soothing and enjoys the narrative that accompanies them. As an artist himself, Cassanova connects deeply with Ross’s vision and appreciates the amazing details in his paintings.
Courtney Moss, the box office manager at the Dunn Center, is pleased with the turnout for the exhibition so far. Visitors from across the United States and even overseas have come to see the paintings. The exhibit will run through Jan. 4, 2024, and tickets can be purchased on the university’s website. The exhibition is a celebration of the work of Bob Ross