ASV Artist Mary M. Visited Mary’s Closet In Preparation For Next Week’s Photo Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASV artist Mary M. found a great-looking dress and jacket to wear to the photo exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, Mary said, “I enjoyed going to Mary’s Closet. The young lady who helped me was so patient. It makes me more excited about showing my pictures to people.” 

We look forward to seeing your photos, Mary!

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ASV Artist Chester P. Visited Mary’s Closet In Preparation For Next Week’s Photo Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASV artist Chester P. found a very polished look with his new suit to wear to the photo exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, Chester said, “After seeing myself in the suit Mary’s Closet put together for me, I felt like I did when I was a young man, full of pride. My family won’t believe it’s me, when they see me all dressed up.” 

We look forward to seeing your photos, Chester!

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ASV Artist Andy A. Visited Mary’s Closet In Preparation For Next Week’s Photo Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASV artist Andy A. found a terrific suit to wear to the photo exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, Andy said, “Each year, ASV continues to get better. With Mary’s Closet dressing us for the exhibit, the artists truly feel special. I’m amazed how the coordinator of Mary’s Closet is always able to fit me perfectly with a suit I love, the very first time, each time that I’ve had the opportunity to visit.”

We look forward to seeing your photos, Andy!

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ASV Artist Andrea C. Visited Mary’s Closet In Preparation For Next Week’s Photo Show

Andrea C. found a very professional suit to wear to the ASV Photo Exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, Andrea said, “Wow, I truly feel I got the artist treatment in Mary’s Closet. The stylist worked to dress me for me…in a way that I’m comfortable with, without being judgmental. Way to go, Catholic Charities.”  

We look forward to seeing your photos, Andrea!

      

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ASV Artist Lamont B. Visited Mary’s Closet In Preparation For Next Week’s Photo Show

ASV artist Lamont B. found a very sharp-looking suit to wear to the photo exhibition. We look forward to seeing your photos, Lamont!

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Photo Team Hard At Work Framing Photographs

ASV Photo Team volunteers are spending many hours together this week, meticulously cleaning, matting and framing the photographs chosen by each artist to be displayed in the June 8-10 photo exhibition. Seen below are ASV Co-Founder Ellen Gorney (left) with fellow volunteer Carolyn Winterfield.

All of the volunteers are excited to have so many new artists in this year’s show- 1/3 of the total participating. They also are surprised and pleased by the quality of the images taken by the new artists. The photographs reflect ideas presented in ASV photography classes regarding light, shadows and reflection, showing that the artists truly put into action what they learned in class.

Another terrific development this year has been the number of artists who have become skilled at editing their own photos, so their creativity and talent can continue to grow along with their knowledge of technology. The photos that will be unveiled to the public for the first time on June 8th will be the culmination of a great deal of work by all involved in the ASV program. Come experience this very special event!

 

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74 Artists, 3 Weeks To Go Before The ASV 2018 Photo Exhibition

The 74 artists participating in this year’s photo exhibition show great promise. Their talent, creativity and imagination have grown immensely through the winter and now final preparations are being made before their photographic artwork is introduced to the public June 8-10 at 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago.

For the artists, preparations include choosing which photos to display in the show, writing Artist Statements and having their individual portraits taken. The statements and portraits will be framed and hung alongside each artist’s photos. Photo Team volunteers are  spending a great deal of time in these last three weeks carefully cleaning picture frames and meticulously framing each new photo to be displayed. With 74 artists and numerous photos per artist, it is a big job, one that many of these volunteers have joyfully done every year since the first ASV Photo Exhibition, 16 years ago.

Come see the extraordinary results of all of this hard work! The ASV Photo Exhibition is one of the most inspiring events on the Chicago art/civic calendar each summer. Join us, Friday, June 8 from 5-7PM, for the Opening Gallery Reception, with the exhibit continuing Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10 from NOON-2PM each day. We look forward to welcoming you to ASV 2018!

 

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ASV 2018 Photo Exhibition Invitation

This captivating photo, taken by photographer John L. is just one of the hundreds of multi-dimensional photos that will be unveiled at the 2018 ASV Photo Exhibition June 8-10. Spread the word! Share this invitation with your family, friends and work colleagues and encourage them to come meet the artists and experience this unique gallery opening event. After Supper Visions: Developing Film, Talent and Hope.

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Lagunitas Friend-Raiser Builds Excitement For ASV Annual Photo Show June 8-10

See the link below for more photos from the ASV night at Lagunitas, on the Catholic Charities/Chicago Flickr account:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ccofchicago/sets/72157692650221052/with/39731095100/

Also watch the Catholic Charities/Chicago Facebook page for further details.

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Everyone There “So Genuine” In Their Support Of The Artists

 

A great time was had by all last evening, as Lagunitas Brewing Co. opened its doors to ASV for a kick-off event in anticipation of the 2018 Photo Exhibition. ASV Photo Team members, along with Catholic Charities executives, staff members and guests enjoyed a fabulous buffet generously donated by Robert Finnegan of Prime Food Catering, while listening to the crowd-pleasing music of Platform 29. One newcomer to the event remarked, “What a great spirit in the room. Everyone there was really nice and so genuine in their support for the artists and this program.” All proceeds will be used toward efforts to make this year’s photo show the most successful one to date. Please mark your calendars, come meet the artists and join us, June 8-10 for a truly unique, uplifting photo gallery experience. Thank you, to everyone at Lagunitas and to all who attended last night!

 

 

 

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