ASV Featured In Adobe Creative Magazine

The After Supper Visions program has been featured in a wonderful article just published in Adobe Creative Magazine, a monthly online publication that has a following of readers from all over the world. Click on the link below. Congratulations to all ASV artists – your story continues to inspire many people, at the holidays and all year long!



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Welcome Andrea C.

As mentioned in previous posts, one very special part of the ASV program is the genuine support that returning artists give to new artists each year, as they learn more about photography. The returning artists often have poignant, powerful things to say, about life and taking pictures as they share their experiences, in the photography classes and at the Tuesday Supper. However, we also still love to hear passionate comments from new artists, as they start to explore their own creative talents. One of the new artists this year is Andrea C. and this is what she recently said about participating in the ASV program:

“I can’t wait to take photos with my new camera. I learned a lot in the class; I learned about shadows and abstract photos. I do a lot of moving around and I hope to get some photos of the west side and south side. I want to go to the lake front  and take photos there, too. I am so looking forward to seeing my photos. I truly enjoyed the class and the teachers who were very helpful. I now have something to look forward to when I start my day.”

We welcome Andrea and all of the new artists who have joined the program this year! May all of the artists find new heights of creativity and beauty in their images, as we prepare for the ASV 2018 Photo Exhibition!

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Order Your ASV Cards & Gifts Today

As the 2017 holiday season kicks off, we are delighted to present to you a beautiful collection of ASV photos that have been turned into fantastic cards and gifts! Each purchase benefits the artist who took each photo, which makes it every more meaningful. The ornaments, coasters, magnets and note card sets are perfect for housewarming gifts, stocking stuffers or just special additions to your own home décor. ASV 8×10 prints are lovely gifts as well, for the homes and offices of your colleagues and friends. Click on the red X-MAS GIFTS link on our HOME page, to order Christmas cards and gifts. Click on the purple GIFTS link to see the gorgeous note card collection. And when you click on the blue tab, you will find the entire gallery of 2017 ASV Exhibition Photos to choose from. Quantities are limited so place your order today!

To the artists who took these photos: Thank you for sharing your inspiring talents with everyone who visits this website! Happy Holidays to all!

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Happy Thanksgiving

The pilgrims who came to this New World first celebrated a meal of Thanksgiving in 1621, after the success of their first harvest. The United States of America celebrated Thanksgiving as a nation, on and off since 1789, once our Constitution was established.  Then, President Abraham Lincoln officially made Thanksgiving a federal holiday in 1863. In his Thanksgiving Proclamation that year, President Lincoln wrote:

“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

We are most grateful to all who have supported ASV and its artists this year. Our warmest wishes to you, for a very Happy Thanksgiving, from everyone at After Supper Visions.





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Catholic Charities Spirit Magazine Features ASV Artist Mike Becker

ASV photographer Mike Becker is an inspiring artist. He is gifted in use of imagination and creativity in capturing moments in time on film. He also is unusually generous in sharing what he knows about photography with other artists in the ASV program.

The Autumn, 2017 issue of Catholic Charities’ Spirit Magazine includes a special article on Mike. Click the link below to read the full article. Congratulations and Thank You, Mike for all you bring to After Supper Visions!

Spirit – Mike Becker



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ASV Welcomes The Holidays At The Wynstone November 9th

After Supper Visions is delighted to be included among the featured vendors selling specialty items at a Holiday Tea and Boutique on November 9th. Sponsored by Catholic Charities of Lake County, this annual event will be held at the Wynstone Golf Club in North Barrington. The event promises to be a great day of high tea and holiday shopping, from 9AM until 3PM. Reservations are $65 per person. See below or contact Karen Daniels at 847-782-4115 for further details.

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New ASV Season Begins

The first class of the new After Supper Visions season takes place tomorrow, September 12th. At a recent Tuesday Night Supper, volunteers showed a slideshow of the June, 2017 Opening Night event, including a collage of photos that were taken last year. The presentation was so engaging that seventeen NEW artists signed up for the program. All look forward to exploring new heights of creativity and imagination with each other, while learning more about photography and capturing special moments in time on film. Join us, as another season of discovery begins.

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ASV Photos Adorn Cook County Treasurer’s Office

The office of Cook Country Treasurer Maria Pappas recently was enhanced with the addition of a gallery of ASV photos. All are welcome to come see the display at 118 North Clark Street. Congratulations to all of the artists whose work continues to be admired and  appreciated by more and more people in Chicago! In addition, we extend our warmest thanks to Treasurer Pappas and her staff for helping us share the talents of the inspiring ASV artists.



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ASV Participates In “Diamonds Are Forever” Event June 15th

On Thursday, June 15th, ASV was grateful to be one of the select group of vendors chosen to be represented at the “Diamonds Are Forever” luncheon and boutique at Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette. Sponsored by Catholic Charities North Regional Office, this annual summer gathering offered a lovely range of items to generous shoppers who enjoy spending time together while raising funds for Catholic Charities. ASV Project Manager Katie Tuten and ASV Photo Team Member Jody O’Connor sold ASV prints, ornaments and other gifts, even selling out of the ASV note cards they had brought! Thank you, to all who came and bought ASV items at this special event. AND thank you, Katie and Jody, for your relentless dedication to ASV and its artists!

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Kathy Donahue: “Unsung Heroine”

In addition to all the excitement before and now after the annual Photo Exhibition, we also would like to share some exciting news that was announced this Spring for our leader, Kathy Donahue, Sr. Vice-President for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski recently honored Kathy with the 16th District Unsung Hero Award, acknowledging Kathy’s 32 years of service as a licensed clinical social worker for Catholic Charities. Each year the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues sponsors the “Unsung Heroine” award and chooses one woman from each of the seventeen Cook County Districts “whose contributions have silently, yet notably, made a positive impact in their communities,” according to a recent article in the Lawndale News featuring Kathy’s award.

See this link for the full article:

As Senior Vice-President of Program Development, Kathy is well-known and respected as a brilliant business leader in Chicago. She is skilled at helping Catholic Charities continually develop and refine its programs to address the needs of its clients, always with warmth, a positive attitude, patience, creativity and compassion, for those she works with and those that Catholic Charities serves.

Congratulations, Kathy!

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