20th Anniversary Year Continues

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!

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2022: ASV 20th Anniversary Year Begins

Happy New Year! 

After Supper Visions Photo Team members continue to work with the artists in this program to the extent that we are able to safely do so. The artists are taking impressive photos and when we are able to meet in person, we are working with them on editing to bring out the best in each of their photos. 

We are hoping to have our 20th Anniversary Photo Exhibition on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 2022 IN PERSON at 721 N. LaSalle Street. However, we will need to continue to follow all city and state COVID-19 guidelines as the date nears. Stay tuned for the latest news on this very special event. 

You can support ASV artists all year long on this website, by purchasing prints and gifts and making a donation. Thank you for your ongoing support of the artists and the art of photography!

After Supper Visions: Twenty Years Developing Film, Talent & Hope 


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“After Supper Visions Is Incredible”

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.”

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ASV Donation Options

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 nrusso@catholiccharities.net; 312-655-7932.
After Supper Visions: Nineteen Years Developing Film, Talent & Hope

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TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT!

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.

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ONE WEEK FROM TODAY: THE 2021 ASV VIRTUAL EVENT

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!

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One Month From Now! ASV Virtual Event June 4 AT 5:00PM

RSVP to receive a link to this special event! Email Noreen at nrusso@catholiccharities.net or call 312-655-7932.

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ASV 2021 Gathering will be an Online Celebration June 4th

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.

TO RSVP to this special online event, contact Noreen Russo at nrusso@catholiccharities.net or call 312-655-7932.

After Supper Visions: Developing Film, Talent & Hope

            

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SAVE THE DATE: ASV ONLINE EVENT: JUNE 4, 2021 5:00PM

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!

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ASV SPECIAL Online Event Planned For Friday, June 4

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!

2021 Event Flyer
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