The 16th Annual After Supper Visions Photo Exhibition officially opens to the public tomorrow, June 8th! Join us from 5-7PM at 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Meet the artists, see their remarkable photographic artwork and enjoy the camaraderie that makes this Gallery Opening one of the most extraordinary events in the Chicago Summer calendar of art exhibits!
For a sneak peak at what’s to come, read the artists’ own statements about the images they will be unveiling tomorrow, shown on the HOME page of this website. As in previous years, these direct quotes from the artists are beautiful, poignant, powerful messages about photography, and about life.
Bring a friend and experience this unique, inspiring photo show! See you tomorrow!
After Supper Visions: Developing Film, Talent and Hope
ASV artist David C. found a very classy suit to wear to the photo exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, David said, “I had no idea, how well I was going to be treated and dressed by Mary’s Closet. Reminds me of how I felt when I was a kid during Christmas.”
ASV artist James L. found an impressive ensemble with a tie and vest to wear to the photo exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, James said, “I was fitted for my outfit from Mary’s Closet for the exhibit and because they were able to do the alterations I needed so fast, I was able to wear the outfit to a job interview and was hired. What a blessing!”
ASV artist Mary M. found a great-looking dress and jacket to wear to the photo exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, Mary said, “I enjoyed going to Mary’s Closet. The young lady who helped me was so patient. It makes me more excited about showing my pictures to people.”
ASV artist Chester P. found a very polished look with his new suit to wear to the photo exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, Chester said, “After seeing myself in the suit Mary’s Closet put together for me, I felt like I did when I was a young man, full of pride. My family won’t believe it’s me, when they see me all dressed up.”
ASV artist Andy A. found a terrific suit to wear to the photo exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, Andy said, “Each year, ASV continues to get better. With Mary’s Closet dressing us for the exhibit, the artists truly feel special. I’m amazed how the coordinator of Mary’s Closet is always able to fit me perfectly with a suit I love, the very first time, each time that I’ve had the opportunity to visit.”
Andrea C. found a very professional suit to wear to the ASV Photo Exhibition. While visiting Mary’s Closet, Andrea said, “Wow, I truly feel I got the artist treatment in Mary’s Closet. The stylist worked to dress me for me…in a way that I’m comfortable with, without being judgmental. Way to go, Catholic Charities.”
All photos from the 2018 exhibition have been uploaded to this website.
You can purchase prints and gifts all year long in support of ASV artists! Click on GALLERY and GIFT SHOP to learn more. Thank you for your purchases and donations!
ALSO: MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 17th ANNUAL ASV PHOTO EXHIBITION: JUNE 7-9, 2019
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.
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.
Um.. Hello, this is America.
You can salute the Flags.
You can pray like Mary.
You can roar like a lion.
You can soar and fly like an eagle.
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.
Be free to express yourself through the love of art of the art you love.
I like the photography because it makes me feel like I’ve done something important.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was winter and it had snowed for the first time of the season so I wanted to capture the Picasso in the snow.
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.
“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.
Photography is a recording of expression. My expression is freelance; the ability to share a message, my message is peace and excitement.
Pictures of any kind are the procreating and production of two God-given eyes correlating and collaborating. If only the world can see straight, eye-to-eye, that would make one perfect picture of a perfect family.
The heavens are higher than the earth symbolized by the globe, it is even higher than the Willis tower aka Sears Tower. It is higher than the flags along with the Willis Tower, and the new Ferris Wheel featured at Navy Pier. To err may be human, but heaven is always divine, and such are we.
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.
Up a Creek
The Road to Oz
Like the quote by Tess Flanders “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
Photography is an art and I pray that my pictures are a good example of my talent as an artist.
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.
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.
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.
In my pictures, I have captured the beauty in objects and places with different medium, which allows me to express unique pictures.
Photography puts us in the Here and Now. It teaches us beauty, and therefore life itself is fleeting.
I love the way Chicago is. It is my kind of town. I take pictures.
I like to take photos and the pictures I took. It is awesome!
I love photography. My late uncle was a photographer before he became a businessman. I love photography for the light, the color, the shadows, and all the varied shapes and dimensions. It is a wonderful hobby, and could turn out to be an extremely interesting profession. It’s also a fun way to be an artist.
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.
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.
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.
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
D. Long way home
It is my expression of my photography of my life vision is the vision of my life in the world of beauty.
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.
Please find smiles inside…
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 scene
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.
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.
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.
People will forget what you said…But will never forget how you made this feel. A
Adapted from Maya Angelou