Welcome From Kathy Donahue

Greetings and thank you for your interest in After Supper Visions! After Supper Visions is about to begin its eighteenth year of “Developing Film, Talent and Hope.” Please mark your calendars: Our 18th Annual  photography exhibition, featuring prints taken by guests at Catholic Charities Tuesday Night Suppers, will run  Friday – Sunday, June 12-14, 2020 at Catholic Charities headquarters, 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago.  

There is sure to be an impressive array of photos again next June, as artists give us a glimpse into their world, including photos of Chicago’s world-class architecture and magnificent lakefront. We are tremendously grateful to the art patrons and corporate professionals who return to this exhibit each year in increasing numbers, while also supporting our online sale of prints. Over the past eighteen years, some artists have earned enough from the sale of their artwork to make security deposits on apartments, pay tuition at community colleges, buy a new camera or computer, and become employed as photographers.

At the same time, art enthusiasts who attend the exhibit, and many of our benefactors tell us how much they have learned from meeting the artists and discussing photography with them. 

Catholic Charities recently concluded events celebrating 100 years of service to those in need in Chicago. For all Visions artists, we pray that this photography program continues to be a beacon of hope in their lives.   

Visions would not be possible without the generous donation of time and talent from a dedicated group of volunteers. Their commitment to helping those in need express themselves through the art of photography inspires us all.    

Gratefully,    

Kathy Donahue,

Acting Administrator, President and CEO

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago   

 

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