ASV artists were hard at work yesterday, doing final edits on their photos with members of the volunteer ASV Photo Team. The essence of the photos is never changed. The edits are done simply to bring out the best in the photos that each artist took.
Once final edits are done, the photos will be printed and the Photo Team will spend hours carefully framing each photo for the artists before the Opening Night Gallery reception June 7th, at 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago.
The artists have much to be proud of! They look forward to meeting you and showing you all they have accomplished this year.
A great time was had by all last evening, as ASV Photo Team members joined together to throw one heck of a kickoff party! Our warmest thanks to all who came in support of ASV and its artists. We are so thankful to the generous folks at Lagunitas who gave us use of their amazing “Tap Room” for this event. We are tremendously grateful to Robert Finnegan, Prime Food Catering for donating all of the delicious food for the evening. We so appreciate the benefactors who donated Raffle prizes and funds for other expenses. Thank you, as well to the Ryan Joseph Anderson band for such an outstanding performance for the crowd. Finally, we sincerely thank everyone who came to join in the fun last night! Click the link below to enjoy the photos…and be sure to mark your calendars for the evening of Friday, June 7th, when the 2019 ASV Photo Exhibition opens to the public! It is a gallery experience like no other- see you there!
“Rainy Days and Mondays” are not going to stop this party! Come help us kick-off the 2019 ASV Photo Exhibition with this special annual “friend-raiser” tonight, Monday April 29 from 5:30-8:30 at Lagunitas’ Tap Room, 2607 W. 17th Street in Chicago.
The band Ryan Joseph Anderson is “on tap” to perform…plenty of great food and drinks will be available…awesome RAFFLE PRIZES await some lucky winners…and, best of all, everyone there will be united in support of ASV and its artists.
Bring your colleagues and friends – every sip counts! See you TONIGHT!
The ASV “Every Sip Counts” friendraiser April 29 is going to be a fabulous shindig, with great food, drinks, LIVE MUSIC and a chance to get the inside scoop on this year’s photos that the public will see for the first timeat the ASV Photo Exhibition June 7-9! On top of all of that, we also have amazing Raffle Prizes to bid on while you are having fun! Check out these items that can be easily be yours:
100 Gift Certificate redeemable at Schubas, Lincoln Hall or Tied House
Two Tickets To West Side Story at the Lyric Opera
Two Tickets to watch the Cubs play the Braves June 25th – great seats!
A Wine-Tasting Party for six at Pops
Four Tickets to Chicago’s best comedy at iO Theater
A professional 8×10 portrait by InLight, valued at $350
Four tickets to a Cubs game at Murphy’s Rooftop, including drinks, food and a unique view of the game
RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $5 EACH OR 5 TICKETS FOR $20- WHAT A DEAL!
ASV cordially invites you to a fabulous evening of food, drinks and fantastic music all in support of the upcoming 2019 ASV Photo Exhibition! See the details below, then plan on bringing all of your friends and work colleagues to this important kickoff event. There are AWESOME raffle prizes just waiting to be won by some lucky attendee…and every sip helps ASV help the artists! We look forward to seeing you there!
This stunning photo taken by Mike B. has been chosen as the featured photo on this year’s ASV Photo Exhibition invitation. Click on the link below to see all of the details. All of the artists have worked very hard since the program began last September. They are proud of their artwork, as they should be and they look forward to sharing their photographic prints with all who come to the photo show. Mark your calendars and join for this very special event!
ASV is very grateful to everyone who stopped by Booth 226 last week during the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. What a joyful scene it was, as large crowds strolled through the exhibits, throughout the five days, getting new ideas for gardening, lawn care, patio entertaining and appreciating the wide variety of products and services geared towards everyone who loves the outdoors.
Excitement was definitely in the air, as old and new ASV friends heard more about the upcoming Photo Exhibition June 7-9. Please plan to join us for this very special photo show that has become one of the most “go to” events on the summer calendar among Chicago art enthusiasts.
For now, thank you again to all who came and supported ASV artists last week with your kind purchases and donations. Happy Spring to one and all!
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall has been turned into one, lovely celebration of the outdoors this week! You will find gorgeous plants and flowers, a wide range of gardening, lawn care, barbecue and entertaining products, plus skilled professionals eager to share tricks of their trades to help you enjoy your home and garden every minute this summer.
ASV is at BOOTH 226, in Festival Hall, decorated with a beautiful array of lovely floral photos taken by ASV artists over the years. We have fantastic note card sets available for purchase, at $11 each and matted 8×10 prints for purchase as well, at $55 each. Please remember that every purchase you make benefits the artists directly.
We are delighted to share our booth with LOOM, another wonderful Catholic Charities program that provides support to women refugees in Chicago. The women gather twice a week, weaving stunning scarves, capes and shawls while they build friendships with one another. LOOM has a great selection of these items for sale, as well as a display of elegant earrings also made by the ladies at LOOM.
If you use code CCCHICAGO when you buy your tickets to the show, Catholic Charities will receive a portion of the ticket price back. Go to www.chicagoflower to learn more. Please stop by to say hello and support ASV and LOOM! Everything is in bloom, at Navy Pier through Sunday!
April 29: ASV’s annual “Friendraiser” at Lagunitas Tap Room. Bring your colleagues and friends and join in the excitement as the ASV annual Photo Exhibition nears. It’s a very fun night for a great cause!
June 7-9: The 17th Annual After Supper Visions Photo Exhibition, 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Nine months of the artists’ work culminates in this celebration of remarkable photographic art. Please join us!
Remember: You can also purchase prints and gifts all year long on this website. Click on GALLERY and GIFT SHOP to learn more. Thank you for your support of ASV and its artists!
I started photography as a hobby and it turned into a passion. I find it fascinating to shoot a sunrise and a sunset. Noticing how the colors change as the sun rises in the early morning is like God creating his art. Nothing to me can replace photographing God at this best artwork.
It was winter and it had snowed for the first time of the season so I wanted to capture the Picasso in the snow.
At a young age I was given a camera, and from there I just fell in love with photography, no schooling. Just a passion.
The shape of my photo picture is the flower, the color shape of it like shape from the build is how it was the color in it is so good. I like my photo. It is good to have the shape bring out the color in it, just great. It must be my flower that the color brings out. It’s ok to me.
Many things you see can inspire you and help you see things differently, but the moment the eyes to your heart are open it will inspire you even more because now it’s not only the eye that captures what inspires yo…
What I like about the project is that it was fun doing it and I hope some sell. I like water and the river because they are peaceful and quiet. I wanted to capture the moment.
I have been in the show for 3 years. I love taking pictures outdoors. The way the shadows fall, the way the color grows and flower. City life catches my eyes!
The sky is always open for us. Sometimes low, sometimes high, like our goals, short or long. Keep trying; keep working, eventually we will be there.
Photography lets me share with others. We can see the different points of view, even seeing the same objects; like our lives.
I love the “poetry” photo. When I was 14 years old Gwendolyn Brooks visited my High School and read her poems. It was my first introduction to a Poet Laureate. Ms. Brooks explained to my class the definition of a Poet Laureate. Ms. Brooks literally spoke these words “We Real Cool.” After Supper Visions teachers have inspired me. They are the reason why I took these photos.
I spent the summer in Cedar Michigan last year, and the view at most everywhere I went was breathtaking, so here are some of the sights I would like to share.
These three shots were done during the late day because I was trying to capture shade, light and shadow to produce a scene that would be appealing and comfortable to the eye. The third shot with bike was an expression of reflection, light, and shadow.
When the light came this morning of this day God created a great view, it formed out to be a great picture, and that leaves a great memory in your mind.
It was a hard discussion to come up with all these very creative statements. It is the beauty a person can capture that gives me complete joy.
Winter comes to Spring in Douglas Park. A hidden jewel on Chicago’s west side is ready for its close up.
Back to the show again. I love coming here. The pictures let me be creative. I like talking to the people that come to the show and I like to see the pictures of the other artists in the show.
I take the camera with me everywhere I go. I always have my eyes open for different pictures that might jump out at me…This year I was at one of the races in Chicago and lucky enough that the city closed off the streets. I was able to take some pictures of the streets of Chicago without any traffic.
The Catholic Charities “After Supper Visions Photography”. This career of 17 years has brought out my hidden artistic talent thanks to the “Master Teacher, Jody” of the photography program.
A picture is worth a thousand words but I had nothing to do. Taking photos is a good hobby and I hope someone will like my talent.
My second time trying this medium for expression. I usually draw, paint or write. But this turned out to be very helpful in choosing what to capture on film. Also why to capture on film. So I can only say if it looks interesting I try to capture the interest.
It is amazing to join the 2017 photo show. Welcome to Chicago.
A) L Train going south on Orleans St.
B) A local “lodge” bar on Division and State.
C) Eye catching of trees with different direction.
D) Here we Chicagoans still have rules.
Pictures give me a pleasure of good time. I like taking pictures in the mid-day hours because it makes my day go smoother and faster. Catholic Charities inspires me because of their hospitality every day in serving the homeless. I have been a part of Catholic Charities for 17 years – a very good organization.
In my pictures, I have captured the beauty in objects and places with different medium, which allows me to express unique pictures.
I am so glad that there is that thing called After Supper Visions. I look forward to the show each year. It give me another reason to be a happy person. To see things and record them is magic. I am grateful that we can share this wonderful moment.
I like the fact that I can learn about taking pictures and I hope I can continue to learn.
I took photography in high school. I have been involved with Catholic Charities for three years. This is my first time doing the Visions’ class. I have also sold artwork with the Chicago Association of Retarded Citizens. What inspired me to take the picture of the moon was the way it was, kind of play hide and seek with clouds on a cold winter’s night; a clock is a work beauty, and river on a cold winter day with the city what a sight to look at.
I want to thank Ellen, Jody, Katie, Fr. Wayne, Linda, Noreen, Michael and everyone else I have forgotten for the chance to display my pictures.
A Weekend in the Swamp
I’m Happy to be back in the show. It is a wonderful place to show my work and see the other artists’ work. I was lucky enough to go to Georgia with a friend to the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge. I would like to share some photos of the prehistoric place.
This is my first year in the photo class. The more I relaxed the more fun I started having. It you think it is beautiful it is probably a good picture.
I love this After Supper Visions event. It is very sobering experience for me. I get a chance to be productive while expressing my artistic ability. After being clean and sober for eight years, I am excited to be an active participant in something positive and creative. Thank you all for coming out and supporting and encouraging us in recreating our lives.
When I took the pictures, I was thinking of inspiration. The Cubs is my favorite team. The other pictures were about springtime with the colors of leaves and flowers. The bus stop picture was about still life, how peaceful the picture looks.
In final, the weather would be dirty to a photographer, but we call this skyscrapers. Can fun time and the pictures make you smile? It did for me and that’s why I had fun.
This is a photo catch of Chicago’s Rye. One of many beautiful aspects of architectural foundation. Look, see, wonder.
Photography is like still poetry, looking through the lens of a camera, I try to find something that speaks directly to me. I love to escape. Photography is a perfect way to escape. When I am taking pictures, I go to a faraway place where I can become one with the camera, and nothing else matters.
I love my photography class. I have learned how to hold a camera correctly, at the same time choose a view that speaks directly to me.
The world of structure, enthusiasm, accomplishment in photo synthesizing and obedience in learning. These are my feelings about photography.
ONLY IN MY MIND’S EYE
Do I enjoy my perfect photographs.
I then raise my camera,
release the shutter,
and that original moment
in time is gone forever,
never to be repeated again.
That short delay of the shutter,
and dust on the lens,
the printer’s inks,
and even the texture of the photo paper,
all conspire to distort my “perfect image”.
It is with this in mind,
that I sincerely hope
that I can transport the v…
I try to take photos that show beauty in its many forms.
I have named my photos (for fun):
A) High on LSD
B) Beau Bridges
C) Monet Tree
D) Rhapsody in Blue
The view from the river walk to the lake emphasizes the beauty of our city.
I wanted to take pictures of the Cubs celebration because this is the first time they won since 1908. Who knows when they will do it again. Hopefully the Cubs will win in 200, too!
Everything must be rooted and grounded in love according to the Bible. The flower, carrots and the celery were rooted and grounded in love, so was our country, symbolized by the flag and Patriot on the Horse. Want to change the world… root for love, by loving yourself and others, by making a world a better place for all to love. That is how you change the world; root for love, by being rooted in love. Sow love, reap love, reap what showed and grounded in love.
Pictures of any kind are the procreating and production of two God-given eyes correlating and collaborating. If only the world can see straight, eye-to-eye, that would make one perfect picture of a perfect family.
I am so proud and humbled to be in this show. I have for so long been called a loser, good for nothing, never amount to anything person. Today I know I am none of those negative things. Having been clean and sober for seven years I can truly say I feel a part of something good. I see myself as being a photographer and an artist. I’m grateful for this social opportunity. I thank God for everyone involved in making this event successful.