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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!
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.
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.
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.
My photo vision scenes from Chicago lakefront. With the use of shade, shadows, shots were taken on angles using lines to draw the viewer into the photo sceneHerman H.
The day is to be a man’s job. I like to walk and see the Chicago waters.John L.
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.
My friend and I go out to take pictures as a team and enjoy and compare.Roberta J.
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 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.
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.
The view from the river walk to the lake emphasizes the beauty of our city.Valerie B.
These photos were taken in Hawaii while I worked on a cruise ship this past summer. Although I was working 10-hour days, I was able to get off every now and then and take photos every chance I got. I hope you enjoy them.Robert R.
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.
Showing my pictures of outdoor nature and city landscape.Donnell W.
People will forget what you said…But will never forget how you made this feel. A Adapted from Maya AngelouDeborah A.
Winter comes to Spring in Douglas Park. A hidden jewel on Chicago’s west side is ready for its close up.Kurt J.
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.
Always needing to express my feelings toward the world of inventiveness, a perception of my imagination, to be an expression of freedom.William R.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photography is an art and I pray that my pictures are a good example of my talent as an artist.Gerald G.
Children of a lesser God. Light a candle in the window until the morning light. Take hold of your dreams- hold them tight. The future of this world is in your hands. Carl Anderson 1991 (Judas-Jesus Christ Superstar).Vernon J.
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.
Up a Creek Be Still The Road to Oz Dr. WhoBarry G.
It is amazing to join the 2017 photo show. Welcome to Chicago. A) L Train going south on Orleans St. B) A local “lodge” bar on Division and State. C) Eye catching of trees with different direction. D) Here we Chicagoans still have rules.Sandra J.
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.
I like to take photos and the pictures I took. It is awesome!Maurice C.
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.
In final, the weather would be dirty to a photographer, but we call this skyscrapers. Can fun time and the pictures make you smile? It did for me and that’s why I had fun.Brian C.
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.
Ungh, ungawa.Calvin G.
The one thing I love about art is the flowers, plants and the way you can capture it all if you have that eye for the perfect picture before it is all gone.Robert S.
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.
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 thank God for blessing me to get in this class; it has helped me a lot and I am happy about it, very happy. I thank you all for this class and my beautiful pictures.Mattie R.
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.
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.
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.
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Category Archives: The Artists & Their Photos
ASV artists continue attending classes this winter, as Photo Team members help review galleries of photos and choose which images they will present in the annual photo exhibition. At … Continue reading
It was another very productive afternoon in ASV photo class today. As seen in these photos, the artists are learning and collaborating on all aspects of photography. Mike B. was on hand to share some of his pictures with his … Continue reading
Mike B. is one of the most generous artists in the ASV program. As previously noted, Mike is always willing to share what he has learned about photography with new artists every year. This Tuesday, … Continue reading
There is a great deal of activity and excitement as ASV classes continue this December. Artists continue to attend photography classes where they learn about topics such as lighting, focus, time lapse and creativity. Some have already taken beautiful photos … Continue reading
The After Supper Visions program has been featured in a wonderful article just published in Adobe Creative Magazine, a monthly online publication that has a following of readers from all over the world. Click on the link below. Congratulations to … Continue reading
ASV photographer Mike Becker is an inspiring artist. He is gifted in use of imagination and creativity in capturing moments in time on film. He also is unusually generous in sharing what he knows about photography with other artists in … Continue reading
The ASV Photo Team is truly that: a team of talented volunteers who enjoy working with the artists as they develop their skills as photographers. New to the group this year is Michael Seward, shown here taking photos of an artist. These … Continue reading
There are people who make other people smile at the mention of their name. ASV artist Mike B. is one of them. He is a remarkable photographer and generous member of the ASV program, always willing to give advice and support to … Continue reading
A winter chill may still be in the air, but warmth, smiles and friendship continue to be found each week at the ASV Tuesday Photo Classes. Mike B., a longtime member of the program, continues to show his generous spirit in sharing his … Continue reading
From September each year, when ASV is introduced to Tuesday Night Supper Guests, until Opening Night of the Photo Exhibition in June, one of the most exciting aspects of the program is the collaboration that evolves among the artists during Photo Editing Class. The classes are … Continue reading