The Dunn Center at North Carolina Wesleyan University in Rocky Mount is currently hosting an exhibition of the paintings of Bob Ross, the creator and host of “The Joy of Painting.” The show features over 75 works by Ross and is advertised as “the world’s largest” painting exhibition. Admission to the exhibition is $15 for the public and free 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. He was known for his poufy perm and always pleasant disposition. His show taught viewers how to paint and inspired many people to pick up a brush themselves.
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. He believes that Ross has had a significant impact on art education and is excited to see his work displayed in such a grand manner.
Courtney Moss, the box office manager at the Dunn Center, is pleased with the turnout for the exhibition so far. Visitors from across