Please join us on Monday, April 16 for the annual “friend raiser” at Lagunitas Tap Room from 5:30 – 8:30pm. The event will feature delicious complimentary food from Premier Catering, live music by Platform 29, and raffle tickets & prizes. Lagunitas has generously offered to donate all proceeds from beer sales to ASV.
Also: Mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Gallery Show June 8, 9, and 10 at 721 North LaSalle Street. The ASV artists love to talk about their work and engage with the customers. Join the conversation – we promise you will be inspired!
Feel free to pass along this invite to your coworkers, friends, and family. Many of you have seen the ASV video, but it is so uplifting that we thought you might want to view it again (see below). We look forward to seeing you soon to celebrate art, vision, film, talent and hope!
A joy-filled crowd gathered at the Hinsdale Public Library last evening, to learn more about After Supper Visions, meet several of the artists and see the remarkable photographic prints that continue to inspire art enthusiasts, throughout Chicago and beyond.
Kathy Donahue, Catholic Charities Senior Vice-President was in attendance and explains how the event came to pass. She says, “Board member Linda Roxe and volunteer Maureen Kelly organized a Gallery showing at the Hinsdale Public Library for three artists selected by the Hinsdale Public Library Artistic Board . The artwork was well received and the conversation with the artists made for a feel good evening. We express our gratitude to Catholic Charities board members and the artistic board of the library lead by board chair Kristin McDaniel for choosing artwork that inspires conversation about beauty and social justice.”
Catholic Charities Program Manager Katie Tuten continued, “The people from the library said it was one of the largest and most successful artist receptions they’ve ever had. The visitors were very impressed by the caliber of the artists’ work. The artists were very engaging, too and just loved talking to families and visitors about their work. A good time was had by all who attended.”
Dalia Bagdonas Rocotello, Catholic Charities Director, Board Relations summed it well for all. She said, “What a great opportunity to share the wonderful talent of ASV.”
Our sincere thanks to everyone at Hinsdale Public Library for making this special event possible!
The ASV Hinsdale Library Reception is Thursday, February 15th, from 6-8PM. For those who have never seen ASV artwork, you are in for an extraordinary evening. Please click on the Facebook link below and share with all of your contacts. Thank you!
After Supper Visions is featured in this captivating story about a young artist named Molly Hayden. Molly volunteered at ASV and helped represent ASV at the One Of A Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart. Congratulations, Molly on having your work recognized by Voyage Chicago Magazine. We look forward to seeing where your career leads you next! Thank you for your inspirational words about ASV and its artists.
The Hinsdale Public Library Reception is just a little over two weeks away. All are welcome February 15th, from 6-8PM at 20 East Maple Street, Hinsdale to meet several artists, see ASV products and hear more about the history of the program.
Hinsdale Library chose three artists for this event, but there are dozens of artists who continue hard at work, taking photos, participating in photography classes and working with Photo Team volunteers to choose which images they would like to display in the Annual Photo Exhibition.
All are developing film, talent and hope, inspiring everyone who sees them grow in experience and knowledge of this very creative art form. Here’s to all of the artists, who continue to impress everyone with all of their efforts!
Monday, April 16: EVERY SIP COUNTS “FRIEND RAISER” at Lagunitas’ Tap Room
Friday, June 8-Sunday, June 10: ANNUAL PHOTO EXHIBITION at Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle Street
ALSO: You can purchase prints and gifts all year long in support of ASV artists! Click on GALLERY and GIFT SHOP to learn more. Thank you for your purchases and donations!
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.
I like the photography because it makes me feel like I’ve done something important.
Showing my pictures of outdoor nature and city landscape.
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…
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.
I like to take photos and the pictures I took. It is awesome!
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 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.
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.
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.
Stormy morning – waiting for the sun to rise. Geese and ducklings swimming and dipping in the water. Getting lost between sunrise and sunset. The beautiful colors, the dark blue water and skylights. Bird watching early morning – what did I miss? Beautiful colors of water and sky.
I took photography in high school. I have been involved with Catholic Charities for three years. This is my first time doing the Visions’ class. I have also sold artwork with the Chicago Association of Retarded Citizens. What inspired me to take the picture of the moon was the way it was, kind of play hide and seek with clouds on a cold winter’s night; a clock is a work beauty, and river on a cold winter day with the city what a sight to look at.
What I like about the project is that it was fun doing it and I hope some sell. I like water and the river because they are peaceful and quiet. I wanted to capture the moment.
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.
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.
Like the quote by Tess Flanders “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
I wanted to take pictures of the Cubs celebration because this is the first time they won since 1908. Who knows when they will do it again. Hopefully the Cubs will win in 200, too!
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.
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.
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.
Photography puts us in the Here and Now. It teaches us beauty, and therefore life itself is fleeting.
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.
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
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.
Feels exciting to be part of the photo project. I got a chance to create something to capture nature and it makes me feel more of a part of creation.
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.
I am so glad that there is that thing called After Supper Visions. I look forward to the show each year. It give me another reason to be a happy person. To see things and record them is magic. I am grateful that we can share this wonderful moment.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
I love the way Chicago is. It is my kind of town. I take pictures.
At a young age I was given a camera, and from there I just fell in love with photography, no schooling. Just a passion.
Enjoying the sun reflecting on the building while walking through the city.
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.
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.
This is my seventh year in the photo show and I love to take pictures of trees and plants outdoors. I like how the shadows fall on the shot. My best picture is the tree with sunshine just on the front.
I spent the summer in Cedar Michigan last year, and the view at most everywhere I went was breathtaking, so here are some of the sights I would like to share.