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Join Us At Both Of These Upcoming ASV Events
April 29: ASV’s annual “Friendraiser” at Lagunitas Tap Room. Bring your colleagues and friends and join in the excitement as the ASV annual Photo Exhibition nears. It’s a very fun night for a great cause!
June 7-9: The 17th Annual After Supper Visions Photo Exhibition, 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Nine months of the artists’ work culminates in this celebration of remarkable photographic art. Please join us!
Remember: You can also purchase prints and gifts all year long on this website. Click on GALLERY and GIFT SHOP to learn more. Thank you for your support of ASV and its artists!
I like to talk to others and see a new life Time is not good, I don have a job or home. Working for it all but pictures and the photo project are helping me to look up. Being with friends at the photo project has helped me.John L.
Enjoying the sun reflecting on the building while walking through the city.Bobby L.
Everything changes through the eye of a camera. Whether it is a flower, a tire, an ant or a person, there is beauty in everything.Marnee K.
I am 48 years old, AA, disabled, single female; who is both an educated mason that is both poor and homeless. I am also a non-veteran, non-gang member, without children. Due to gentrification, I was evicted out of public housing after a quarter of a century. All praises and thanks to Father God and Catholic Charities. I am moving from being barred from low-income housing to the bus and park bench to a new home of my own. Step by step.Michelle T.
Photography is my calling. I have been with the “After Supper Visions” program for 16 years. I am a pioneer of this program. It enabled me to show my love for my two sons through this art. Thank you for helping me to support my sons as a single parent.Margaret A.
The reason why I am writing this note is because I love to take nice pictures of buildings, cars, windows, animals and others too. Now, the reason why I take pictures is because it makes me feel good about myself. I need something positive to do. Photography is a nice thing to do, indoors and outdoors. Just holding a camera makes me feel special.Sandra W.
It was winter and it had snowed for the first time of the season so I wanted to capture the Picasso in the snow.William H.
I came to Catholic Charities to be in the class on Wednesday and one of my friends told me about the class on Tuesday. I love to take pictures of colors and shapes. Pictures to me is artwork, each picture to me has a shape and color, it tell you a story about something. As a child I was in art classes and I find art is a melody. It’s also like a book, it has a beginning and an ending.Lori V.
This year’s photo show has helped me gain more insight to my own life persona in the eyes of this young artistic dragon-sized spirit of mine and I am forever grateful.Shaolin M.
At a young age I was given a camera, and from there I just fell in love with photography, no schooling. Just a passion.Ruben G.
I love the “poetry” photo. When I was 14 years old Gwendolyn Brooks visited my High School and read her poems. It was my first introduction to a Poet Laureate. Ms. Brooks explained to my class the definition of a Poet Laureate. Ms. Brooks literally spoke these words “We Real Cool.” After Supper Visions teachers have inspired me. They are the reason why I took these photos.Kim J.
What I like about photography is trying to find that next great shot. It is the hunt for that picture I find the most fun.Alvin O.
This is a photo catch of Chicago’s Rye. One of many beautiful aspects of architectural foundation. Look, see, wonder.Ralph W.
What I like about the project is that it was fun doing it and I hope some sell. I like water and the river because they are peaceful and quiet. I wanted to capture the moment.Aaron C.
The shape of my photo picture is the flower, the color shape of it like shape from the build is how it was the color in it is so good. I like my photo. It is good to have the shape bring out the color in it, just great. It must be my flower that the color brings out. It’s ok to me. Many things you see can inspire you and help you see things differently, but the moment the eyes to your heart are open it will inspire you even more because now it’s not only the eye that captures what inspires yo…Joe J.
Art is my happy place especially photography. This is my escape; I can be whoever I want to be. My husband and I are named as the “Art Couple Who’s Still Standing.Sarah E.
When I took the pictures, I was thinking of inspiration. The Cubs is my favorite team. The other pictures were about springtime with the colors of leaves and flowers. The bus stop picture was about still life, how peaceful the picture looks.Markeara L.
Random photography of the city. From the early morning not as bitterly cold outside as it feels.Ruby T.
My second time trying this medium for expression. I usually draw, paint or write. But this turned out to be very helpful in choosing what to capture on film. Also why to capture on film. So I can only say if it looks interesting I try to capture the interest.Charles F.
I enjoy the class.Roosevelt B.
A very short summary about me. I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky. I have been living all over American streets since I was 16 years old. I have raised myself, so, trust Christianity and fairytales are my childhood. It does not exist, so I have been anti- social most of my life. It may be possible for me to learn how to become more sociable and a trade for a career in photography.Shawn S.
A Weekend in the Swamp I’m Happy to be back in the show. It is a wonderful place to show my work and see the other artists’ work. I was lucky enough to go to Georgia with a friend to the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge. I would like to share some photos of the prehistoric place.Mike B.
The photography class was great. It gave me a chance to be creative and to see the beauty of God.Tracey M.
I started photography as a hobby and it turned into a passion. I find it fascinating to shoot a sunrise and a sunset. Noticing how the colors change as the sun rises in the early morning is like God creating his art. Nothing to me can replace photographing God at this best artwork.Tommy L.
First, I would like to thank God for allowing me to grace the company of such loving people and their gracious hearts of compassion. Catholic Charities After Supper Visions project has been a lifesaver for me. To view the world as it truly is in all its splendor. The chance to inspire is my middle name when it comes to photography. Thanks to all involved.Ralph W.
It was a hard discussion to come up with all these very creative statements. It is the beauty a person can capture that gives me complete joy.Maurice B.
I enjoy taking pictures of nature. That’s why I chose four pictures of birds from my day at the zoo. I’m inspired by the colors, background, and beauty.Elizabeth M.
Up a Creek Be Still The Road to Oz Dr. WhoBarry G.
Had a good time doing it. Hope you love them as much as I do.Paul S.
The one thing I love about art is that it is relaxing. I love nature, the flowers, plants and landscape. The two pictures of the landscape, the one with the water was in the Gurnee area. It is so beautiful up there! The second one was taken in McHenry County. The tulip picture was just a random one. I was caught in the rain, I thought, “wow, the water droplets on the tulip, this will make a great picture”. I hope that we, as humans, will not destroy the beauty of our Planet!Andre C.
I enjoy photography. It brings back memories when I was smart kid, who loved my teachers. Teachers who took the time and showed us how much fun it was to learn. We went on field trips, that was exciting to us when I was in grammar school and high school.Regina H.
Back to the show again. I love coming here. The pictures let me be creative. I like talking to the people that come to the show and I like to see the pictures of the other artists in the show. I take the camera with me everywhere I go. I always have my eyes open for different pictures that might jump out at me…This year I was at one of the races in Chicago and lucky enough that the city closed off the streets. I was able to take some pictures of the streets of Chicago without any traffic.Mike B.
I like taking pictures around the holidays because everything is so decorative. I like taking pictures of the Bulls, the Sox, the Blackhawks and the Cubs, all in Chicago because they are all winners.Ronald G.
Please find smiles inside…Mia G.
My photos reflect how I see the city of Chicago. My city is so beautiful in so many ways in how I see it.Anthony B.
I like the photography because it makes me feel like I’ve done something important.Love S.
Be free to express yourself through the love of art of the art you love.Jerrell C.
Where do we go when we go. Do you know yet life goes on. Life at time could feel like a cage. Most people have no idea it exist be it up top or at the bottom, we are all seeking of some sort of freedom.Shawn B.
Thank you! I took the stain glass picture at Holy Name Cathedral. I took the Chicago underground train station picture at the Harrison stop on the red line. This one is looking out the window of the Harold Washington Library.John B.
My personal escape…Spending years struggling to keep a roof over your head, a decent meal in your body and protective clothing from the elements causes one to lose sight of his surroundings. Photography taps into the soul and brings out the joy of freedom.Reginald H.
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Category Archives: Chicago Art Community/Other Photo Exhibitions
ASV is very grateful to everyone who stopped by Booth 226 last week during the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. What a joyful scene it was, as large crowds strolled through the exhibits, throughout the five days, getting new ideas … Continue reading
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall has been turned into one, lovely celebration of the outdoors this week! You will find gorgeous plants and flowers, a wide range of gardening, lawn care, barbecue and entertaining products, plus skilled professionals eager to share tricks of their trades to help … Continue reading
Signs of Spring are everywhere, from the return of Daylight Savings Time to 55 degree temperatures in Chicago! So, gather your friends and family and join us at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, March 20-24 at Navy Pier! You will … Continue reading
Calling all gardeners, and anyone who loves flowers! ASV is delighted to be one of the featured vendors participating in the fabulous Chicago Flower & Garden Show, March 20-24 at Navy Pier. Started in 1847 by the Chicago Horticultural … Continue reading
Throughout the month of December, Catholic Charities and its inspiring After Supper Visions program are being featured in the Main Lobby of First Bank of Highland Park, located at 1835 First Street in Highland Park, IL. The exhibit is presented … Continue reading
ASV extends its warmest thanks to Daily Herald reporter Katlyn Smith who came to the recent ASV reception at the Hinsdale Public Library and posted her story today: http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180313/catholic-charities-program-shows-talent-of-homeless-photographers Below are two additional photos taken at that event. Thank you … Continue reading
Our sincere thanks go out to all of the reporters who came to cover the recent ASV reception at the Hinsdale Public Library. See below to read these great reviews: Doings/Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/hinsdale/news/ct-dhd-column-clarkson-tl-0215-20180207-story.html Hinsdalean: http://newzgroup.com/Papers/225029/2018-02-15/flippingbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-7.html Patch: https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/hinsdale-library-hosts-art-opening-reception And one more is … Continue reading
Our thanks to reporter Pamela Lannom who covered the Hinsdale Public Library reception for her local newspaper. Read her story below:
A joy-filled crowd gathered at the Hinsdale Public Library last evening, to learn more about After Supper Visions, meet several of the artists and see the remarkable photographic prints that continue to inspire art enthusiasts, throughout Chicago and beyond. Kathy … Continue reading
The Hinsdale edition of the Chicago Tribune featured this story about the upcoming ASV reception at the Hinsdale Library: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/hinsdale/news/ct-dhd-column-clarkson-tl-0215-20180207-story.html It will be a very special evening indeed! Come join us, Thursday from 6-8PM at the Hinsdale Library, 20 E. … Continue reading