ASV Classes Continue In Full Swing

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!

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ASV Artists Work Together Towards A Fantastic 2020 Photo Exhibition











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!

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ASV Artists Back At Work In 2020

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!

Here’s to a great New Year for all!

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Wishing You All The Best In 2020

Happy New Year, from everyone at After Supper Visions

Mark your calendars for the 2020 ASV Photo Exhibition:
June 12-14, at 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago

After Supper Visions: Developing Film, Talent and Hope

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The Wonder Of Photography

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.


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“Chicago Is So Beautiful”







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.”

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Sign-Ups Continue At The Tuesday Night Suppers

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!



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ASV Featured In Catholic Charities SPIRIT Magazine

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!

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Classes Underway

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!



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ASV’s 18th Season Begins September 10

Welcome to the 18th season of After Supper Visions! Sign-ups begin Tuesday, September 10 for all returning and new artists who would like to participate in this program of artistry, creativity and photography. We look forward to a new season of wonderful discovery for all!


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