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, kdonahue@catholiccharities.net.

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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“So Excited About Next Year”

Tracey M. (below, right) also received her check today, for the artwork she sold at this year’s photo show. She said, “We are so excited about next year. I love this project. I love taking pictures and I cannot wait to be in the project next year.”

Congratulations, Tracey and all of the talented artists in the ASV program!













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ASV Artists Paid For Their Impressive Achievements In The 2019 Photo Exhibition

ASV Volunteer Photo Team Member Jody O’Connor (left) is delighted to see Octavia W. today to deliver her check for the photo prints Octavia sold in the recent 2019 ASV Photo Exhibition. All of the artists are receiving payment for their work and the Photo Team hopes there will be more opportunities to showcase the artists’ work throughout the rest of the year. Call 312-655-7425 if you are interested in hosting a Photo Gallery reception featuring the stunning photos taken by these artists. Thank you for your consideration.












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