The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center’s annual Holiday Party will be held on December 16, 2022, in the CVAC gallery. This event costs $40.00 per person and features:

  • A Special Presentation by Sean Crum, Manet to Monet – Impressionist Painting
  • A Buffet Dinner, catered by Moe’s Restaurant, offering Chicken, Potatoes, Green Beans, Pasta, and More!
  • A Coffee Bar, Desserts, and Beverages
  • Door Prizes, Raffles, and Activities

This event historically sells out fast, as space is limited. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Unable to attend? Donate tickets to Faculty, Staff, or Volunteers to attend in your place!

Tickets Can Be Purchased

  • IN PERSON: Stop by CVAC and one of our Front Desk Associates will assist you with your ticket purchase
  • PHONE: (330)928-8092 Call CVAC and one of our Front Desk Associates will assist you with your ticket purchase
  • ONLINE: Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by following THIS LINK or clicking the image below:

Presentation: IMPRESSIONISM: From Manet to Monet

Presented by: Sean Crum

The Impressionists forged a new way of painting and looking at the natural world.  They challenged historical conventions that stood for centuries and created a new vision based on direct observation, bold brush strokes, high-keyed color, and a keen awareness of the science of perception.  The art of Manet, Monet, Degas, and Renoir are featured.


I have been a professional artist and art historian for over 45 years. I have a Bachelor of Art Degree from Cleveland State University (1974) and a Master of Art Degree (1977) from Case Western Reserve University. I have received over 40 art and educational awards, been featured in 12 One-Man Shows, and have been accepted in over 60 juried shows. My art, pen& inks, paintings, and etchings, are in numerous collections including the collection of actress Patricia Heaton, WVIZ- Cleveland Public Broadcasting System, Solon Library, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland State University, Dr. Charles Boester, and the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas.  I taught high school Art and AP Art History and was the Art Department Chairman for North Ridgeville City Schools retiring in June 2012 after 35 years.  Since retirement I have been exhibiting my artwork and presenting Art History lectures on a variety of subjects for the Center for Lifelong Learning for Lorain County Community College, Colorado Free University, and Central Ohio Technical College near Columbus (program now discontinued since pandemic). I work as a supervisor for the Art Education Department at Kent State University.  I have also been presenting Art History lectures for retirement homes, public libraries, and art organizations across the state of Ohio. I also offer my lectures in virtual form.  I do private tours at area art museums such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Toledo Museum of Art.  I also do seminars for art organizations such as the Ohio Art Education Association. Art is my passion. I would like to make it my audiences and students passion too.

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