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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ASV 2019 By The Numbers

The success of the 2019 After Supper Visions Photo Exhibition could be seen most visibly on the faces of the artists who had the great satisfaction that comes from working very hard on a project and seeing through to its completion. As in previous years, old friendships were renewed and new friendships were made, plus many of the attendees were in awe of the beauty of the photos taken by the artists. These were other, tangible signs that the photo show was a triumph again this year. Here are the impressive totals from the photo exhibition weekend:

Number of artists: 54

Number of attendees: 287

Number of volunteers: 36

Number of photos sold: 99

Payments to artists: $6,930

There were a few artists who did not sell any photos at the exhibition. However, a remarkably generous benefactor bought photos from these artists, so every participant earned something from being part of the photo show. May we all be inspired by the generosity of this kind gentleman!

Photo prints and photos gifts can still be purchased and donations can be made on this website. See our HOME page for details. If you would like to purchase prints for your corporate office and/or if you would like to host a gallery reception in support of ASV and its artists, please contact Kathy Donahue at, 312-655-7305,

WELL DONE, ASV ARTISTS! We look forward to another year of ASV beauty, growth and discovery with you, starting again in September.

After Supper Visions: Developing Film, Talent and Hope  





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