This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
Surrealism neither began nor ended with Salvador Dali. It is alive and well with many modern contributors. Vladimir Kush (1965- present) is a Russian artist who now lives in Lahaina, Maui, and the state of Hawaii. In 1987 he did some portraits for the US Embassy staff, but had to curtail his work after the KGB became suspicious of his frequent visits to the embassy building in Moscow. He moved to the U.S. around 1990. Some call his work surrealism, but he calls it "metaphysical realism". Generally surrealist in style, he paints normal objects or people with unusual connections. His art is bright, colorful, thought-provoking, and best of all, fun.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Robert Meroney is an emeritus professor and senior research scientist/scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He was formerly director of the Colorado State Wind Engineering Program and Wind Tunnel Laboratory. In retirement, Dr. Meroney is a Master Naturalist with the Fort Collins Natural Areas Program.