Forget politics. What about Bob Ross?

Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., The Carnegie, Covington

The Carnegie is offering its own twist on this debate season, with a mock-serious debate on the merits of Bob Ross, the prolific PBS painter with the iconic perm.

(For those who don’t recall, Ross hosted a televised instructional show, “The Joy of Painting,” from 1983 to 1994.) This “debate” will pit artist Michael Stillion against art historian Kim Paice.

In order to live up to its name –  “Drinking About Art: The Bob Ross Debate” –  the event is also an interactive drinking game for the audience, the debaters and the moderator. Attendees can win free drinks by raising their glass when they hear the secret word, or by catching a ping-pong ball in a cup.

The Carnegie is adding an improv troupe to poke fun at one and all during the event. It is also offering a happy hour beforehand that will include light hors d’oeuvres.

The debate is part of The Carnegie’s new G.E.T. Together series of collaborative, interactive events put on by its Gallery, Education and Theatre departments.

Single-event tickets are $21. When tickets for multiple G.E.T. Together events are purchased at the same time, the price drops to $18 apiece.

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