Plant trees, learn to paint like Bob Ross with DNR’s ‘Happy Little Getaway’ package
The DNR is offering “Happy Little Getaway” overnight packages at its Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon, as well as “Happy Little Trees” painting classes with a Bob Ross-certified instructor in the style of the iconic artist and TV host. The classes and overnight packages will be held in April, timed to the return of the DNR’s wildly popular “Run for the Trees / Happy Little Virtual 5K,” a Bob Ross-themed virtual 5K race. In keeping with the theme, participants in the Happy Little Getaway package and Happy Little Trees painting classes will get the chance to help plant trees as part of their experience. For more information on the Happy Little Getaway package and painting classes, or to make reservations, visit the Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center website or read the event’s page here. More information on the DNR’s Happy Little Trees program can be found here.mlive.com
The enduring popularity of artist Bob Ross
But at the height of his fame, at only 52, Bob Ross died of lymphoma. "Every episode he would have a moment where he would beat the devil out of the brush – he would take it and be just thump thump thump thump thump," said Jenkins. Cowan said, "He was an unknown painter though at the time, I mean nobody knew who Bob Ross was." Visitors at the Bob Ross Experience try their hands at creating a Ross painting. But recently the Smithsonian acquired four Bob Ross paintings to add to its permanent collection.cbsnews.com
The enduring popularity of artist Bob Ross
The enduring popularity of artist Bob Ross In the 1980s and ‘90s Bob Ross hosted the public television series “The Joy of Painting,” until his death in 1995 at age 52. But ever since, the artist’s instructions in how to paint “happy little trees” have only grown more popular. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks back at the canvas of Ross’ career and the big picture of his life lessons.cbsnews.com
This week on "Sunday Morning" (February 28)
For more info:PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of the landmark San Francisco bookstore City Lights. For more info:jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterNATURE: Snowy Owls (Extended Video)"Sunday Morning" pays a visit to some snowy owls on Plum Island, Massachusetts. Find out when "Sunday Morning" airs in your city"Sunday Morning" also streams on CBSN beginning at 9:00 a.m. Full episodes of "Sunday Morning" are now available to watch on demand on CBSNews.com, CBS.com and CBS All Access, including via Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV/FireTV stick and Xbox. You can also download the free "Sunday Morning" audio podcast at iTunes and at Play.it.cbsnews.com
Bob Ross-themed virtual 5K registration opens Tuesday, participation capped at 20K
Registration for the second annual Run for the Trees Happy Little Virtual 5K opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, with a cap of 20,000. Every entrant will receive a Happy Little T-shirt, a commemorative bib and a finisher’s medal. Earlier this year, the inaugural event supporting state tree-planting efforts blew away organizers’ expectations; they extended the cap from 1,000 to 25,000. RELATED: Bob Ross-themed virtual 5K to return in 2021 after popular inaugural eventCelebrated American painter and TV host Bob Ross shared his “happy little trees,” and love of painting and the environment with millions of viewers on “The Joy of Painting” TV show in the 1980s and 1990s. The DNR’s Happy Little Trees program, in partnership with Bob Ross Inc., helps state parks recover from invasive pests and diseases, including emerald ash borer and oak wilt, that threaten trees.mlive.com
Bob Ross-themed virtual 5K to return in 2021 after popular inaugural event
The Run for the Trees: Happy Little 5K will return in 2021 after the inaugural event supporting state tree-planting efforts blew away organizers' expectations earlier this year. The spring 2020 virtual 5K in honor of artist Bob Ross was originally capped at 1,000 participants. Every entrant will receive a Happy Little T-shirt, a commemorative bib and a finisher’s medal. All proceeds will support planting “Happy Little Trees” and tree preservation at Michigan’s state parks, including locations that have been hard-hit by tree pests and diseases. The race honors celebrated American painter and TV host Bob Ross.mlive.com
Utica school superintendent announces retirement just before new school year
UTICA, Mich. – The superintendent of Utica Community Schools has announced she’s retiring this fall. “I’m 100% confident that we will do as good a job as is humanly possible under these circumstances,” said Utica School Board president Bob Ross. “I think it’s been time for a new leadership, so I’m looking forward to better collaboration with between the Association and the district,” said Utica Education Association president Liza Parkinson. “There was a tremendous amount of friction between the Utica Education Association and the superintendent,” Parkinson said. The school board said they’ll hire an interim superintendent for the upcoming 2020-21 school year while they begin a nationwide search for Johns’ replacement.
Ann Arbors The Guild hosts Bob Ross inspired Happy Little Videos competition
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Guild of Artists & Artisans in Ann Arbor is hosting a Bob Ross inspired art competition for its members. Until Friday, artists and artisans of The Guild can submit Happy Little Videos of themselves making art in the spirit of Bob Ross for the competition. From May 27 to June 3, community members will be able to watch and vote for their favorite videos through The Guild Facebook page. The Virtual Art series can be found on The Guild Facebook page. The nonprofit artisan guild is known for its annual Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, which was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 crisis.