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2019: A Great Year Ahead For ASV
March 20-24: ASV will be one of the featured vendors in the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, 60611. Welcome Spring and support ASV artists at the same time! See chicagoflower.com.
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!
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.
Enjoying the sun reflecting on the building while walking through the city.Bobby L.
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.
People will forget what you said…But will never forget how you made this feel. A Adapted from Maya AngelouDeborah A.
The day is to be a man’s job. I like to walk and see the Chicago waters.John L.
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.
The positive style can be a style that takes time to build and achieve. The tips and edges (for each shot) are taken in preparation. Reconsideration why there can be a change, can add to different things not being shown, but later be taken into consideration.Brian C.
When I am taking pictures of different things, I try to do the best I can. However, I take my time when I am shooting the pictures and find buildings and nice areas like parks and other clean places and community. Nevertheless, this is my first time being a photographer and it is very interesting and challenging. Therefore, I hope you all enjoy looking at my beautiful pictures. Thank you very much. P.S. I did my best.Nathaniel G.
The Catholic Charities is where I spend time doing things I like to do like taking photos of Chicago and yoga and whatever they have but most of all is taking photography.Maurice C.
Winter comes to Spring in Douglas Park. A hidden jewel on Chicago’s west side is ready for its close up.Kurt J.
I love photography. It is great fun. I really enjoyed the classes and learning how to take pictures. Everybody at Catholic Charities has been so nice, and I am very grateful to them.Daniel G.
The Catholic Charities “After Supper Visions Photography”. This career of 17 years has brought out my hidden artistic talent thanks to the “Master Teacher, Jody” of the photography program.Margaret A.
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.
Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities I have even seen in the world. At night it is magnificent and serene and it is always the talk of the town. My building photos make me think of clear blue skies. Buildings have been here for many years and they are as beautiful as they are landmarks. As I keep photographing I keep finding new and beautiful places the city has to offer.Valerie B.
Bike photo: I wanted a straight photo with a diagonal feel to it. I thought it was cool to take a photo like this. I tried to grasp a photo that no one else takes – a unique perspective. I like my photos to be an art piece hung in someone’s living room or office space.Anthony B.
Pictures give me a pleasure of good time. I like taking pictures in the mid-day hours because it makes my day go smoother and faster. Catholic Charities inspires me because of their hospitality every day in serving the homeless. I have been a part of Catholic Charities for 17 years – a very good organization.Sammie B.
A picture is worth a thousand words but I had nothing to do. Taking photos is a good hobby and I hope someone will like my talent.James S.
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.
The photography class was great. It gave me a chance to be creative and to see the beauty of God.Tracey M.
When I took the pictures, I felt full of joy and happiness. I smelled the colorful flowers and was inspired to take the pictures. The statue was about church. I felt I needed to take the picture because it was a still life. The picture with the grass is full of green, which is my favorite color and most of all it was a beautiful day.Markeara L.
My friend and I go out to take pictures as a team and enjoy and compare.Roberta J.
The photos give us good idea of the future of Chicago: buildings and landscapes that are beautiful. The photo project inspires me to look for pictures I want to take.Donnell W.
I took photography in high school. I have been involved with Catholic Charities for three years. This is my first time doing the Visions’ class. I have also sold artwork with the Chicago Association of Retarded Citizens. What inspired me to take the picture of the moon was the way it was, kind of play hide and seek with clouds on a cold winter’s night; a clock is a work beauty, and river on a cold winter day with the city what a sight to look at.Tracy B.
I like the photography because it makes me feel like I’ve done something important.Love S.
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.
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.
This is my second year doing the After Supper Visions show. I really enjoyed it. Last year I took the picture of the rose during the Christmas dinner at Catholic Charities, a reflection of another building hitting the garage made an interesting light show and a mirror image on glass with dancing rain on a stormy night.Tracey B.
Be free to express yourself through the love of art of the art you love.Jerrell C.
I spent the summer in Cedar Michigan last year, and the view at most everywhere I went was breathtaking, so here are some of the sights I would like to share.Robert R.
I am so proud and humbled to be in this show. I have for so long been called a loser, good for nothing, never amount to anything person. Today I know I am none of those negative things. Having been clean and sober for seven years I can truly say I feel a part of something good. I see myself as being a photographer and an artist. I’m grateful for this social opportunity. I thank God for everyone involved in making this event successful.Andy A.
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.
Always needing to express my feelings toward the world of inventiveness, a perception of my imagination, to be an expression of freedom.William R.
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.
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.
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 to talk to others and see a new life. Time is not good – I don’t 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 photo project has helped me.John L.
This is my seventh year in the photo show and I love to take pictures of trees and plants outdoors. I like how the shadows fall on the shot. My best picture is the tree with sunshine just on the front.Jerry T.
“Great are the works of the LORD ; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are His deeds, and His righteousness endures forever.” Psalm 111:2-3 I am always pondering the beauty of this world. The unique symmetry of each variety of flower, shrub or tree is breathtaking. I choose the Daffodils, the Azaleas, the exotic Scilla Peruviana, and the leaf of the Papaya tree to display in this year’s photo show. I hope that you enjoy these selections.Marie H.
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.
I have been taking pictures for eight years and I am still in the pictures. I like being in it because it helps me calm down and be happy. I like taking pictures outside a lot, hot, snow, that what I like doing. It shows what best comes out of me.Octavia W.
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Category Archives: Press
ASV’s 14th Annual Photo Exhibition is only ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! We are immensely grateful to all Chicago media outlets who are covering this event! Check out Bill Dec’s Chicago blog, where ASV is featured today: http://www.achicagothing.com http://www.achicagothing.com/14th-annual-catholic-charities-after-supper-visions/
ASV is grateful to have the inspiring stories and professional work of Mike B. and Sandra W. featured on InCommon last Sunday. If you missed the program, here is the link to the Telling Well video: http://thetellingwell.org/picturing-possibility/ Thank you, Mike … Continue reading
A wonderful Telling Well video about ASV artists Mike B. and Sandra W. will air this weekend on the popular new WTTW show, INCOMMON WITH MIKE LEONARD. The show will air on WTTW-Channel 11 at 8:30PM this Friday, January 8th, and will be rebroadcast Sunday, … Continue reading
This just in: ASV has been featured on an Al Jazeera national news story. Click on the link below. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2014/6/homeless-photographersexcelwiththeirwork.html Did you attend this year’s ASV exhibit? If so, please click on COMMENT below and send us your feedback. Thank … Continue reading
Click below to read the full text of the Chicago Tribune article highlighting the ASV Pop-Up Artwork Exhibition: Chicago Tribune Website Download in PDF
Celebrating this week’s Grand Opening of the downtown Chicago Pop-Up Loop art exhibit, respected print and broadcast journalist Rick Kogan has generously done a feature story on ASV published today in The Chicago Tribune Arts & Entertainment Section. See our … Continue reading
These are the words of award-winning journalist Rick Kogan, who chose to tell the ASV story for his first installment of “Sidewalk” segments for the television program “Windy City LIVE!” The program aired in Chicago on September 11th. Click the … Continue reading
At a special ceremony this week, Catholic Charities and After Supper Visions (ASV) were acknowledged as a “Community Partner” by Harmony Health Plan, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. At an Open House at its new Chicago office on Wacker Drive, Doris Wilson, Catholic Charities Community … Continue reading
Special thanks to Windy City LIVE!, Rick Kogan and ABC-7 Chicago for the masterful job they did in telling the ASV story this week. Rick shared a brief history of ASV with viewers, then focused a large portion of the … Continue reading
Due to unforeseen circumstances, ASV will now be featured on Windy City LIVE! this Wednesday, September 11th (not on Tuesday, as previously announced). The telecast begins Wednesday at 11AM on ABC-7 Chicago. After the show, please return to this website … Continue reading