Since its premiere on June 4, the After Supper Visions’ 2021 video has been receiving wonderful feedback. Below are some of the comments we have been receiving. THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so that After Super Visions can continue to reach as many artists as possible!
“I really liked the mix of communication from staff and from the guests. It was great that the guests had equal time to speak. The appreciation of the guests and the benefits of the program to them really came through. And the video quality was just terrific!”
“What an inspiring show. After Supper Visions is incredible. This program keeps getting better and better, reaching more people every year.”
“It’s touching to see how much this program means in the lives of the photographers who participate in it.”
“I like donating to programs that I know are making a positive difference in people’s lives. This is one of them.”
THANK YOU to all who are donating to ASV and its artists through the green DONATE button on the HOME page of this website. For those who would like to pay by check, please make the check payable to After Supper Visions and mail your check to: After Supper Visions, c/o Noreen Russo Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago 721 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60654
Questions? Contact Noreen at email@example.com; 312-655-7932. After Supper Visions: Nineteen Years Developing Film, Talent & Hope
Catholic Charities cordially invites you to a celebration of After Supper Visions and its artists. JOIN FR. WAYNE WATTS at 5:00PM TODAY for a special, 30-minute, virtual program featuring beautiful photos, and powerful interviews with the artists who will share their perspectives on photography, and on life. Click here to join the show: https://youtu.be/g5bljRJMEs8.
Gather your friends and join Fr. Wayne Watts for a celebration of ALL that the ASV artists have accomplished this year, DESPITE the pandemic! FRIDAY, JUNE 4 at 5:00PM – JOIN US! You will be SO glad you did!
You’ve heard about the extraordinary talent that has been discovered at Catholic Charities After Supper Visions program. You’ve seen the stunning photography on this website.
Now is your chance to meet some of the artists! On FRIDAY, JUNE 4 from 5:00-5:30PM (CST), After Supper Visions will host a very special online program to celebrate all of the achievements in photography that have occurred over the past nineteen years. Even during the pandemic, the artists have continued to come to Catholic Charities on Tuesdays, to grow in their skills as photographers, using all CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
Go to the HOME PAGE of this website and read powerful quotes from the artists. Then plan to join us on Friday, June 4 where you will hear from the artists, themselves, and learn how much this program means to them.
Catholic Charities After Supper Visions is celebrating “Nineteen Years Developing Film, Talent and Hope” in a special online event June 4th. Get insights into the history of the program, meet some wonderful artists and hear how After Supper Visions has had a positive impact in their lives. Follow this space to get the link to the show, and spread the word, as JUNE 4 nears! This 30-minute program will be a MUST-SEE program this summer!
After Supper Visions will present an inspiring, online event on Friday, June 4th, 2021 celebrating “Nineteen Years of Developing Film, Talent and Hope.” Watch this space for details as this special event nears!
After Supper Visions photography classes continue this winter, and the artists are remarkably optimistic, despite the challenges of cold weather and COVID-19. In a recent interview, Joe D. said that he likes to take multiple images of a photo, at different times of the day, and compare them. He says, “When you’re looking at a photograph, you’re looking at a moment in time…people can see that art, life, and photography are moments in time…they are life. Especially in a time like this, when we are all in lockdown, we want to do something…that helps us feel like we are human and still connected to the rest of the world.”
Stay tuned as After Supper Visions finds new and creative ways to showcase the photographic work of all of the artists this year.
Click on GIFTS from our HOME page to see a gorgeous collection of Christmas cards, ornaments, note card sets and a coaster set, all made from photos taken by ASV artists. Every purchase directly benefits the artists who took the photos.
Also, as you make your end-of-year donations, please consider ASV among the programs and organizations that you support. The artists have made tremendous progress this year, despite the pandemic, and they look forward to a New Year of discovery in 2021, as they continue to grow in their skills as photographers.
I like to talk to others and see a new life Time is not good, I don have a job or home. Working for it all but pictures and the photo project are helping me to look up. Being with friends at the photo project has helped me.
The heavens are higher than the earth symbolized by the globe, it is even higher than the Willis tower aka Sears Tower. It is higher than the flags along with the Willis Tower, and the new Ferris Wheel featured at Navy Pier. To err may be human, but heaven is always divine, and such are we.
I like to take photos and the pictures I took. It is awesome!
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 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.
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.
The photo class program gives you a chance to use your imagination to create an artistic way to express your feelings about photography. The reflections of my images, I tried to bring out the beauty of the world.
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.
Art is my happy place especially photography. This is my escape; I can be whoever I want to be. My husband and I are named as the “Art Couple Who’s Still Standing.
As I walked off the escalator at Harold Washington Library and caught sight of all those extraordinary dog tags, I thought of all the lives sacrificed. That in itself was enough to inspire me. The dog tags tell stories of men and women, some who lost lives and some MIA. My words cannot express how I felt when I took these photos. I can only say that my heart goes out to all those courageous men and women whom they represent.
I love photography. My late uncle was a photographer before he became a businessman. I love photography for the light, the color, the shadows, and all the varied shapes and dimensions. It is a wonderful hobby, and could turn out to be an extremely interesting profession. It’s also a fun way to be an artist.
Thank you! I took the stain glass picture at Holy Name Cathedral. I took the Chicago underground train station picture at the Harrison stop on the red line. This one is looking out the window of the Harold Washington Library.
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.
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.
My friend and I go out to take pictures as a team and enjoy and compare.
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.
As the saying goes: A picture is worth a thousand words. In other words, pictures can tell a story. Good or bad, happiness, sadness, whatever the story might be; a visual of what you are trying to say could help the story be told better.
I came to Catholic Charities to be in the class on Wednesday and one of my friends told me about the class on Tuesday. I love to take pictures of colors and shapes. Pictures to me is artwork. Each picture to me has a shape and color; it tells you a story about something. As a child, I was in art classes and I find art is a melody; it is also like a book with a beginning and an ending.
I love photography. It is great fun. I really enjoyed the classes and learning how to take pictures. Everybody at Catholic Charities has been so nice, and I am very grateful to them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Be free to express yourself through the love of art of the art you love.
It is my expression of my photography of my life vision is the vision of my life in the world of beauty.
When I took the pictures, I felt full of joy and happiness. I smelled the colorful flowers and was inspired to take the pictures. The statue was about church. I felt I needed to take the picture because it was a still life. The picture with the grass is full of green, which is my favorite color and most of all it was a beautiful day.
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.
This year’s photo show has helped me gain more insight to my own life persona in the eyes of this young artistic dragon-sized spirit of mine and I am forever grateful.
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.
When I am taking pictures of different things, I try to do the best I can. However, I take my time when I am shooting the pictures and find buildings and nice areas like parks and other clean places and community. Nevertheless, this is my first time being a photographer and it is very interesting and challenging. Therefore, I hope you all enjoy looking at my beautiful pictures. Thank you very much. P.S. I did my best.
I like the colors of my photos and their shapes; how they grow from the ground and blend it out.
Children of a lesser God. Light a candle in the window until the morning light. Take hold of your dreams- hold them tight. The future of this world is in your hands. Carl Anderson 1991 (Judas-Jesus Christ Superstar).
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!
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 like the fact that I can learn about taking pictures and I hope I can continue to learn.
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.
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.
The photography class was great. It gave me a chance to be creative and to see the beauty of God.
At a young age I was given a camera, and from there I just fell in love with photography, no schooling. Just a passion.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.