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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!
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.
Taking pictures makes me feel cool and warm. I like photography. I am so grateful for the scenery that cameras give me. God gave me some vision because I am legally blind but still can see the beauty of life.James F.
ONLY IN MY MIND’S EYE Do I enjoy my perfect photographs. perfect subject, perfect lighting, perfect composition. I then raise my camera, release the shutter, and that original moment in time is gone forever, never to be repeated again. That short delay of the shutter, and dust on the lens, the printer’s inks, and even the texture of the photo paper, all conspire to distort my “perfect image”. It is with this in mind, that I sincerely hope that I can transport the v…Ray B.
As the saying goes: A picture is worth a thousand words. In other words, pictures can tell a story. Good or bad, happiness, sadness, whatever the story might be; a visual of what you are trying to say could help the story be told better.Christopher D.
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.
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.
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 have had done the photo project before and I have had fun doing it. My pictures tell you what I love and what I am. I love nature and art and animals, wildlife as well.Aisa O.
The photo project has improved my creative and artistic expressions. My images are an expression of my creative side. Thanks to Catholic Charities for giving me a chance to become an artist.Chester P.
I like to take photos and the pictures I took. It is awesome!Maurice C.
Had a good time doing it. Hope you love them as much as I do.Paul S.
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.
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.
I live here in Chicago. I am an artist that really appreciate what Catholic Charities is doing with the photography sessions. Looking forward to doing more photo events with them.Lamont S.
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.
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 to take pictures of the places I used to stay at when I was homeless. These photos remind me of my past, and the After Supper Visions Program is helping me move forward to a better place.James L.
I am so glad that there is that thing called After Supper Visions. I look forward to the show each year. It give me another reason to be a happy person. To see things and record them is magic. I am grateful that we can share this wonderful moment.Denis D.
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.
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.
My friend and I go out to take pictures as a team and enjoy and compare.Roberta J.
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.
Photography is an art and I pray that my pictures are a good example of my talent as an artist.Gerald G.
I wanted to take pictures of the Cubs celebration because this is the first time they won since 1908. Who knows when they will do it again. Hopefully the Cubs will win in 200, too!Ronald G.
Up a Creek Be Still The Road to Oz Dr. WhoBarry G.
Photography puts us in the Here and Now. It teaches us beauty, and therefore life itself is fleeting.Vernon J.
Random photography of the city. From the early morning not as bitterly cold outside as it feels.Ruby T.
A. The lady blowing cool water out of her mouth is cool and refreshing for the kids during the hot summer. B. As a native Chicagoan, I chose to show one of the city’s most popular attractions: the Bean. C. The skyscrapers are one of the city’s most breath-taking attractions.Cedell D.
Showing my pictures of outdoor nature and city landscape.Donnell W.
I like taking pictures hoping that someone will be inspired by what Chicago looks like through my vision of what I see.Bobby L.
“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.
We only must tap into the very inter beings of our souls to awaken the art forms in us all. If you do not enjoy what you are doing you will never be good at it. By Luke Parker. If you don’t start somewhere, you’re gonna go nowhere. By Bob Marley. When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white you photograph their soul. Hippy Ted GrantDeborah A.
The photography class was great. It gave me a chance to be creative and to see the beauty of God.Tracey M.
Feels exciting to be part of the photo project. I got a chance to create something to capture nature and it makes me feel more of a part of creation.Thomas L.
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.
Photography is a recording of expression. My expression is freelance; the ability to share a message, my message is peace and excitement.Robert N.
I was so vain at one time until I finally opened my eyes in this photo and seen the world as a whole, our people and places and art come together in our religion as one.Andrea 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.
Always needing to express my feelings toward the world of inventiveness, a perception of my imagination, to be an expression of freedom.William 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.
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Category Archives: Program Developments
After several weeks learning the basics of photography in a classroom setting, it was time last week for ASV artists to be outdoors and experience the joy of being behind the lens of a camera. In the first row of … Continue reading
It is always a great day in September when a new season of ASV classes begin. Friendships are renewed among returning artists and members of the Photo Team. New artists are welcomed into the program and optimism fills the air … Continue reading
It’s Here! The 2018-2019 ASV Photography Program starts tomorrow, September 11th. Registration will begin for new artists during the Tuesday Night Supper at Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Come explore your skills as a photographer and challenge … Continue reading
The TapRoom of Lagunitas Brewing Co. will the place to be on Monday, April 25th. See details below. Come join the ASV Photo Team in support of the artists preparing for the June 2016 Photo Exhibition. Bring your friends and work … Continue reading
The 14th season of After Supper Visions has officially begun! Some artists have returned to advance their photography skills even further. Other artists are joining the program for the first time. One of the most generous returning artists is Mike B., shown … Continue reading
An overflow crowd arrived at Lagunitas Tap Room on April 27th, to hear the band Platform 29 and help kickoff the excitement, as the 13th Annual After Supper Visions Photo Exhibition nears on June 12th and 13th. Thank you to all … Continue reading
Word is spreading fast about the ASV Special Event next Monday, April 27th. All who come to Lagunita’s Tap Room, 2607 W. 17th Street, from 5:30-8:30PM are eligible to enter two special Raffle Contests: One will feature a gorgeous ASV print as the … Continue reading
Have you read about ASV and wanted to do something to join in support of this unique photography program? Now’s your chance! Come and join us next Monday, April 27th, from 5:30-8:30PM, as the ASV Photo Team welcomes old friends and new to a special ASV … Continue reading