We regret to share with you that the After Supper Visions 2020 Photo Exhibition, scheduled for June 12-14 HAS BEEN CANCELLED, 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!
In the latest issue of SPIRIT Magazine, Catholic Charities programs and services for the homeless are profiled. Click the link below to see the wonderful article on After Supper Visions and its artists!
The 18th season of After Supper Visions is underway! Classes started September 10 and the artists are excited to be back!
The first Advanced Artist class was especially lively, as the artists discussed how they want to take their skill and knowledge of photography to the next level this year.
Sherri H. said, “My favorite subject matter is flowers, because when I was a child my mother worked in a flower shop.”
Donnell shared interesting insights on shadows and how they affect picture-taking.
Deborah was eager to show the group the photos she has taken on Instagram.
New ideas were shared all-around, with everyone inspired to grow themselves, and share their knowledge with the new artists in the program. Just like in schools all over the country, there is much enthusiasm in ASV classrooms this Fall!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Be free to express yourself through the love of art of the art you love.
My name is Ms. Sandra, I am pleased to see and continue my insight of the 2018 photos. Please enjoy.
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.
It is my expression of my photography of my life vision is the vision of my life in the world of beauty.
I started photography as a hobby and it turned into a passion. I find it fascinating to shoot a sunrise and a sunset. Noticing how the colors change as the sun rises in the early morning is like God creating his art. Nothing to me can replace photographing God at this best artwork.
I really enjoy the photo show.
Um.. Hello, this is America.
You can salute the Flags.
You can pray like Mary.
You can roar like a lion.
You can soar and fly like an eagle.
First, I would like to thank God for allowing me to grace the company of such loving people and their gracious hearts of compassion.
Catholic Charities After Supper Visions project has been a lifesaver for me. To view the world as it truly is in all its splendor. The chance to inspire is my middle name when it comes to photography. Thanks to all involved.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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…
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.
I like the colors of my photos and their shapes; how they grow from the ground and blend it out.
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.
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 thank God for blessing me to get in this class; it has helped me a lot and I am happy about it, very happy. I thank you all for this class and my beautiful pictures.
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.
This is a photo catch of Chicago’s Rye. One of many beautiful aspects of architectural foundation. Look, see, wonder.
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.
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.
I like the fact that I can learn about taking pictures and I hope I can continue to learn.
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 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.
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.
I like to take photos and the pictures I took. It is awesome!
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 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…
Pictures of any kind are the procreating and production of two God-given eyes correlating and collaborating. If only the world can see straight, eye-to-eye, that would make one perfect picture of a perfect family.
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.
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.
Photography is an art and I pray that my pictures are a good example of my talent as an artist.
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 like to go to take pictures with my friends to see who has the best pictures. I name mine.
A. Taste of the east
B. The trees have shadows
D. Long way home