It started with a donation of cameras. In 2002, Fr. Wayne Watts, Associate Administrator of Catholic Charities and Ellen Gorney, a Catholic Charities executive at the time came up with the idea to share this generous donation with the guests of Charities Charities Tuesday Night Suppers. Soon Jody O’Connor, Noreen Russo and Maureen Kelly joined the group, creating the original Photo Team, and they got to work, trying to make After Supper Visions the most positive photography experience possible for the artists who chose to participate in the program.
Twenty years later, the goal of After Supper Visions is still the same. New and returning artists challenge themselves to new heights of imagination and creativity each year. Their talent, resiliency and support for one another continue to inspire us all! Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold our in-person Photo Exhibition this year. However, we invite you to watch this space for further developments as After Supper Visions continues to offer our guests the opportunity to see beautiful, interesting things in life from the lens of a camera, and grow in their skills as photographers.
We offer heartfelt gratitude to the many other volunteers, individual benefactors and corporate donors who continue to support ASV and its artists. Happy 20th Anniversary to all!