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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!
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.
Up a Creek Be Still The Road to Oz Dr. WhoBarry G.
Random photography of the city. From the early morning not as bitterly cold outside as it feels.Ruby T.
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.
Be free to express yourself through the love of art of the art you love.Jerrell C.
The Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier Chicago is awesome. I wanted everyone to know how it feels when you stand at the bottom of the stairs, excited and afraid to get on. So, I laid on the ground and took this picture, and then I ran away!Sharon C.
I love the After Supper Visions program. It has made me become more appreciative of photography. A picture can say a lot of words. One is love for the ASV program…Lamont 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.
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 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.
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.
Stormy morning – waiting for the sun to rise. Geese and ducklings swimming and dipping in the water. Getting lost between sunrise and sunset. The beautiful colors, the dark blue water and skylights. Bird watching early morning – what did I miss? Beautiful colors of water and sky.Ruby T.
I want to thank Ellen, Jody, Katie, Fr. Wayne, Linda, Noreen, Michael and everyone else I have forgotten for the chance to display my pictures.Neal H.
It is very hard for me to get out. Taking the pictures I found relaxing and enjoyed doing more than I thought. I hope you find a picture you enjoy as much.Daniel D.
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.
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.
I love this After Supper Visions event. It is very sobering experience for me. I get a chance to be productive while expressing my artistic ability. After being clean and sober for eight years, I am excited to be an active participant in something positive and creative. Thank you all for coming out and supporting and encouraging us in recreating our lives.Andy A.
It is my expression of my photography of my life vision is the vision of my life in the world of beauty.James L.
These three shots were done during the late day because I was trying to capture shade, light and shadow to produce a scene that would be appealing and comfortable to the eye. The third shot with bike was an expression of reflection, light, and shadow.Maurice P.
I like the fact that I can learn about taking pictures and I hope I can continue to learn.Claude S.
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.
I enjoy everything about the project. The day I took the photos, it was a bright, sunny day.Regina H.
People will forget what you said…But will never forget how you made this feel. A Adapted from Maya AngelouDeborah A.
This is my first year in the photo class. The more I relaxed the more fun I started having. It you think it is beautiful it is probably a good picture.Sandra D.
“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.
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 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 began doing this art project for a year now… but at first I thought it was going to be a waste of my time, but now I’m beginning to really like this program… I love to see the different photos that have been entered in the art show.Lamont B.
Please find smiles inside…Mia G.
This is a photo catch of Chicago’s Rye. One of many beautiful aspects of architectural foundation. Look, see, wonder.Ralph W.
Like the quote by Tess Flanders “A picture is worth a thousand words”.Neal H.
I love this project because it makes me feel proud taking pictures of doors, windows, plants, animals, and buildings. I do enjoy taking pictures; it makes me feel good about animals, plants, building, food, and myself.Sandra W.
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.
Photography relaxes me. It makes me feel proud to be a Chicagoan. Our city is so beautiful – we should never take for granted. We are blessed to live here.Michael W.
Photography is like still poetry, looking through the lens of a camera, I try to find something that speaks directly to me. I love to escape. Photography is a perfect way to escape. When I am taking pictures, I go to a faraway place where I can become one with the camera, and nothing else matters. I love my photography class. I have learned how to hold a camera correctly, at the same time choose a view that speaks directly to me.Eva M.
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.
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 tells you a story about something. As a child, I was in art classes and I find art is a melody; it is also like a book with a beginning and an ending.Lori V.
Enjoying the sun reflecting on the building while walking through the city.Bobby L.
I like to go to take pictures with my friends to see who has the best pictures. I name mine. A. Taste of the east B. The trees have shadows C. Reflection D. Long way homeJerry T.
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.
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“After Supper Visions” is being featured on Windy City LIVE! this Tuesday, September, 10th. The telecast begins at 11AM Central Time, on ABC-7 Chicago. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the fantastic photography of ASV artists being displayed and discussed … Continue reading
It was an exciting day today at Catholic Charities, as award-winning Chicago journalist Rick Kogan came to do research for a story about ASV for the immensely popular daytime talk show, Windy City LIVE! This special segment will be aired … Continue reading
ASV Founding Member Jody O’Connor was honored recently at the 95th Annual Meeting of its Board of Advisors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Ms. O’Connor, a wife, mother of six, owner of Jody O’Connor Photography and Board … Continue reading
Three students from the University of Notre Dame visited the Catholic Charities Tuesday Night Supper recently. They interviewed three artists and gathered information about the ASV program, as part of a class assignment for a Film Studies class they are taking. … Continue reading
ASV is pleased to be featured on the website of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA), a rapidly growing organization whose mission is to be the “champion for social enterprise in the United States.” The SEA strives to provide social enterprise … Continue reading
Every September, Catholic Charities calls attention to the ongoing problem of hunger in America by participating in HUNGER ACTION MONTH, a national initiative sponsored by Feeding America. Many opportunities are available at www.catholiccharities.net. As members of the ASV Program reflect … Continue reading
CHICAGO: The five founding members of the “After Supper Visions” Photo Team were honored at Catholic Charities headquarters in Chicago this evening, designated among the 2012 recipients of the Anthony DeSantis Award. Along with five other groups and individuals, members of … Continue reading