On Thursday, May 30, Ken Barnett will bring Bob Ross to life on the Chautauqua stage including painting as Ross would on his show and donating the finished painting to an audience member. Ken has performed at the Chautauqua Series many times over the years with his spot on portrayal of Mark Twain, Red Skelton and many more. This will be the first time Ken will portray Ross, having worked on his painting technique for the past few years to bring a special element to his presentation.
Opening the theme of a PBS night program will be Jeff Putnam, Chris and Mike Petee performing the music of Peter, Paul and Mary.
The Chautauqua Series is held in the lower level at the Grand Hotel (12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon).The facility is accessible to those with special needs such as walkers, wheel chairs, service dogs and strollers. Doors open at 6 PM and program begins at 7 PM.
The Series, now in its 13th season, is organized and brought to you by Elixir Presents, the Grand Hotel and supported in part by a generous grant from the Ariel Foundation. These programs bring year round living history to our community and are presented on a donation basis. All donations go directly to the performers.
For more information about this and upcoming presentations, please visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-3018. To receive a “Gentle Reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.