Painter Bob Ross’ former Indiana studio hosts Ross exhibit

Bob Ross

Over the previous yr, the historic Lucius L. Ball dwelling at Minnetrista has reworked from two empty rooms into the Bob Ross Expertise, reinvigorating the house the place the enduring painter as soon as filmed “The Pleasure of Portray.”

Ross, recognized for his panorama oil work, filmed his present on the home from 1983 to 1988. On the time, the home was owned by WIPB, the native PBS station.


“The Pleasure of Portray” ran for 11 years, capturing Ross’ fast methods as he broke down the portray course of into easy steps for viewers at dwelling.

Ross died in 1995, however reruns of his iconic present continued to be broadcast throughout the nation. Minnetrista’s exhibit, in partnership with Bob Ross Inc., may have the ability of place.

“I believe for the workers, realizing the historical past of the house, even past Bob Ross, one thing feels full about having one thing in right here like this,” mentioned Katy Maggart, communications supervisor at Minnetrista. “Taking this dwelling, that’s a historic Ball household dwelling, and giving it new life feels good.”