Have you seen the fabulous posts on Catholic Charities social media this weekend, highlighting the work of ASV artists? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to see stunning photographic images taken by Andrea C., Andy A., Margaret A., Darlene A., and others. The artists’ powerful statements are featured alongside of their prints too. What inspiring people the artists are! Thank you for your support of all of the artists in After Supper Visions!
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The 2020 After Supper Visions Photo Exhibition was scheduled for this weekend, June 12-14. As with many other events in Chicago this summer, our annual three-day, in-person gathering that draws hundreds of people each year has been postponed. We invite you, instead to watch Catholic Charities social media outlets throughout this weekend to see samples of work from ASV Guest Artists, along with their inspiring statements about photography, and life. Please follow us on the platforms listed below.
You can also continue to support all of the artists in the ASV program, by purchasing their prints and gifts offered here, on this website. See our HOME page for details. We celebrate with all of the Guest Artists who have participated over the years, and we look forward to seeing where their talents and creativity take them next, in the new ASV season yet to come!
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We regret to share with you that the After Supper Visions 2020 Photo Exhibition, scheduled for June 12-14 HAS BEEN POSTPONED, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the ASV program most definitely continues, and we join with so many others in congratulating the artists who have grown tremendously in recent months in their skill as photographers!
Remember that you can continue to support the artists through your donations and your purchases of their artwork. See our HOME page for details. Also, please continue to check-in at this website to get the latest on all program developments. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, too! On behalf of the artists, and the ASV Photo Team, thank you!
After Supper Visions: Developing Film, Talent and Hope
Creative thinking can be so fun! ASV artists were hard at work yesterday, learning how to edit photos to bring out the best in each image. They so enjoyed collaborating with their fellow artists and with the volunteer members of the Photo Team. The finished photos will be quite impressive when they are on display at the ASV 2020 Photo Exhibition June 12-14. We hope to see you there!
It was a busy afternoon today at the After Supper Visions class. The artists have taken all of their photos by now, and they are now working hard with the volunteer Photo Team members to learn simple editing tools that bring out the best in their photos, without distorting the original images. New artists will have three photos in this year’s ASV Photo Exhibition on June 12-14, while returning artists will each have four photos to display. The camaraderie, the generosity of spirit and the sharing of ideas are all quite special in these afternoon sessions!
Class is back in session, with the 2020 After Supper Visions artists!
The photos below are from today’s class. At this point many of the artists have taken their photos and are now uploading with, with the help of the Photo Team volunteers, to determine which photos they would like to enter in the 2020 Photo Exhibition. What a fantastic time of discovery and creativity for everyone!
Each Tuesday, in class the artists continue to learn and grow in their appreciation of this fascinating artform. Yesterday, Clydell D. expressed what many of the artists are feeling. He said, “Sometimes you get perplexed looking at a photograph and that is a good thing. It is part of the beauty of the photo.”
Thank you, Clydell for challenging us all to look beyond what is easy and comfortable in what we see everyday.
At this week’s ASV Photography Class, new and returning artists were discussing how photographers often use shadows to enrich images captured on film. Photo Team members shared photos from previous years and all agreed that shadow techniques can really make photos come alive.
Sandra said, “I am still learning. What makes this program so great is seeing things from a different perspective, the more you know what you are doing.”
Deborah added, “I enjoy this time of year when I get to meet all of the new artists. We are all learning as we go. Since I started in this program I never realized that Chicago is so beautiful.”
There has been a great deal of excitement at the Tuesday Night Suppers over the past several weeks. Members of the volunteer Photo Team (seen at left) have been on-hand to welcome new artists to the ASV program, and say hello again to the artists who are returning for another season of discovery in the art of photography.
Wishing all the best to everyone in the program this year!
2019 Photo Exhibition Prints Available For Purchase Here!
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 donations, too in support of ASV and its artists!
ALSO: THE 2020 PHOTO EXHIBITION SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 12-14 HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES.
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.
I really enjoy the photo show.
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 is very hard for me to get out. Taking the pictures I found relaxing and enjoyed doing more than I thought. I hope you find a picture you enjoy as much.
Photography is my calling. I have been with the “After Supper Visions” program for 16 years. I am a pioneer of this program. It enabled me to show my love for my two sons through this art. Thank you for helping me to support my sons as a single parent.
I like taking pictures around the holidays because everything is so decorative. I like taking pictures of the Bulls, the Sox, the Blackhawks and the Cubs, all in Chicago because they are all winners.
Photography is a recording of expression. My expression is freelance; the ability to share a message, my message is peace and excitement.
Random photography of the city. From the early morning not as bitterly cold outside as it feels.
Photography is an art and I pray that my pictures are a good example of my talent as an artist.
The Catholic Charities is where I spend time doing things I like to do like taking photos of Chicago and yoga and whatever they have but most of all is taking photography.
The photo project has improved my creative and artistic expressions. My images are an expression of my creative side. Thanks to Catholic Charities for giving me a chance to become an artist.
I am 48 years old, AA, disabled, single female; who is both an educated mason that is both poor and homeless. I am also a non-veteran, non-gang member, without children. Due to gentrification, I was evicted out of public housing after a quarter of a century.
All praises and thanks to Father God and Catholic Charities. I am moving from being barred from low-income housing to the bus and park bench to a new home of my own.
Step by step.
A. The lady blowing cool water out of her mouth is cool and refreshing for the kids during the hot summer.
B. As a native Chicagoan, I chose to show one of the city’s most popular attractions: the Bean.
C. The skyscrapers are one of the city’s most breath-taking attractions.
The world of structure, enthusiasm, accomplishment in photo synthesizing and obedience in learning. These are my feelings about photography.
I love the After Supper Visions program. It has made me become more appreciative of photography. A picture can say a lot of words. One is love for the ASV program…
I was so vain at one time until I finally opened my eyes in this photo and seen the world as a whole, our people and places and art come together in our religion as one.
I enjoy photography. It brings back memories when I was smart kid, who loved my teachers. Teachers who took the time and showed us how much fun it was to learn. We went on field trips, that was exciting to us when I was in grammar school and high school.
Like the quote by Tess Flanders “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
I like taking pictures hoping that someone will be inspired by what Chicago looks like through my vision of what I see.
My friend and I go out to take pictures as a team and enjoy and compare.
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.
My photo vision scenes from Chicago lakefront. With the use of shade, shadows, shots were taken on angles using lines to draw the viewer into the photo scene
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…
My name is Ms. Sandra, I am pleased to see and continue my insight of the 2018 photos. Please enjoy.
Bike photo: I wanted a straight photo with a diagonal feel to it. I thought it was cool to take a photo like this. I tried to grasp a photo that no one else takes – a unique perspective. I like my photos to be an art piece hung in someone’s living room or office space.
What I like about photography is trying to find that next great shot. It is the hunt for that picture I find the most fun.
These photos were taken in Hawaii while I worked on a cruise ship this past summer. Although I was working 10-hour days, I was able to get off every now and then and take photos every chance I got. I hope you enjoy them.
The photos give us good idea of the future of Chicago: buildings and landscapes that are beautiful. The photo project inspires me to look for pictures I want to take.
My personal escape…Spending years struggling to keep a roof over your head, a decent meal in your body and protective clothing from the elements causes one to lose sight of his surroundings. Photography taps into the soul and brings out the joy of freedom.
I enjoy taking pictures of nature. That’s why I chose four pictures of birds from my day at the zoo. I’m inspired by the colors, background, and beauty.
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.
The one thing I love about art is that it is relaxing. I love nature, the flowers, plants and landscape. The two pictures of the landscape, the one with the water was in the Gurnee area. It is so beautiful up there! The second one was taken in McHenry County. The tulip picture was just a random one. I was caught in the rain, I thought, “wow, the water droplets on the tulip, this will make a great picture”. I hope that we, as humans, will not destroy the beauty of our Planet!
“Great are the works of the LORD ; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are His deeds, and His righteousness endures forever.” Psalm 111:2-3 I am always pondering the beauty of this world. The unique symmetry of each variety of flower, shrub or tree is breathtaking. I choose the Daffodils, the Azaleas, the exotic Scilla Peruviana, and the leaf of the Papaya tree to display in this year’s photo show. I hope that you enjoy these selections.
I started taking photos as a hobby. I was bored with a lot of free time. I started paying attention to the scenery that I took for granted every day. For example, sunrise, moon and sunshine. As dusk starts to settle in that’s when things get calm and relaxing, my perfect time for photos/photography.
This is a photo catch of Chicago’s Rye. One of many beautiful aspects of architectural foundation. Look, see, wonder.
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.
The photography class was great. It gave me a chance to be creative and to see the beauty of God.
We only must tap into the very inter beings of our souls to awaken the art forms in us all. If you do not enjoy what you are doing you will never be good at it. By Luke Parker. If you don’t start somewhere, you’re gonna go nowhere. By Bob Marley. When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white you photograph their soul. Hippy Ted Grant
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.
Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities I have even seen in the world. At night it is magnificent and serene and it is always the talk of the town. My building photos make me think of clear blue skies. Buildings have been here for many years and they are as beautiful as they are landmarks. As I keep photographing I keep finding new and beautiful places the city has to offer.