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.
At Tuesday’s ASV Photo Class, experienced Guest Artist Deborah and Joe, a volunteer, worked together to help other artists learn more about all of the opportunities that exist to explore photography in Chicago in the Fall. It was an outside discussion, with the beauty of Chicago all around them!
Jody O’Connor has been volunteering with After Supper Visions since it started, almost twenty years ago. She is a dedicated member of the original Photo Team, along with Fr. Wayne Watts, Ellen Gorney, Maureen Kelly and Noreen Russo.
Today, an inspiring feature article was published about Jody’s many innovative uses of her photographic talents. She speaks in awe and admiration of ASV artists, too, many of whom are her dear friends now. We thank Jody for her continued leadership, optimism, and energy that have been instrumental to the success of ASV throughout every year! Read more here: https://jwcdaily.com/2020/10/16/seeing-the-light/ASV
After Supper Visions volunteers continue to meet with Guest Artists every week. Today, Michael Haller (above) taught Deborah about film speeds, and she was fascinated by the discussion. After Supper Visions is one of many Catholic Charities programs that will continue this Fall, in new and innovative ways!
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!
I love the way Chicago is. It is my kind of town. I take pictures.
The one thing I love about art is the flowers, plants and the way you can capture it all if you have that eye for the perfect picture before it is all gone.
I like the photography because it makes me feel like I’ve done something important.
I enjoy the class.
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 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.
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 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 very short summary about me. I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky. I have been living all over American streets since I was 16 years old. I have raised myself, so, trust Christianity and fairytales are my childhood. It does not exist, so I have been anti- social most of my life. It may be possible for me to learn how to become more sociable and a trade for a career in photography.
I live here in Chicago. I am an artist that really appreciate what Catholic Charities is doing with the photography sessions. Looking forward to doing more photo events with them.
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.
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.
It is my expression of my photography of my life vision is the vision of my life in the world of beauty.
The reason why I am writing this note is because I love to take nice pictures of buildings, cars, windows, animals and others too. Now, the reason why I take pictures is because it makes me feel good about myself. I need something positive to do. Photography is a nice thing to do, indoors and outdoors. Just holding a camera makes me feel special.
Where do we go when we go. Do you know yet life goes on. Life at time could feel like a cage. Most people have no idea it exist be it up top or at the bottom, we are all seeking of some sort of freedom.
The Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier Chicago is awesome. I wanted everyone to know how it feels when you stand at the bottom of the stairs, excited and afraid to get on. So, I laid on the ground and took this picture, and then I ran away!
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.
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.
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.
My friend and I go out to take pictures as a team and enjoy and compare.
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.
I like to talk to others and see a new life. Time is not good – I don’t 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 photo project has helped me.
The day is to be a man’s job. I like to walk and see the Chicago waters.
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 began doing this art project for a year now… but at first I thought it was going to be a waste of my time, but now I’m beginning to really like this program… I love to see the different photos that have been entered in the art show.
Enjoying the sun reflecting on the building while walking through the city.
Be free to express yourself through the love of art of the art you love.
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.
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…
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 colors of my photos and their shapes; how they grow from the ground and blend it out.
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 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.
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 tell you a story about something. As a child I was in art classes and I find art is a melody. It’s also like a book, it has a beginning and an ending.
Photography relaxes me. It makes me feel proud to be a Chicagoan. Our city is so beautiful – we should never take for granted. We are blessed to live here.
My name is Ms. Sandra, I am pleased to see and continue my insight of the 2018 photos. Please enjoy.
I really enjoy the photo show.
At a young age I was given a camera, and from there I just fell in love with photography, no schooling. Just a passion.
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!
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.