I am delighted to share information with you about the upcoming 11th Annual “After Supper Visions” photography exhibition, featuring prints taken by guests at Catholic Charities Tuesday Night Suppers. The exhibit will run on Friday, June 7th, 2013 from 5:00-7:00PM and on Saturday, June 8th, from 1:00-3:00PM at Catholic Charities headquarters, 721 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago.
There is an impressive array of photos this year, as the artists give us a glimpse into their world. 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 ten 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.
As Catholic Charities celebrates over 95 years of service to Chicago, we pause to think about the many programs that have been created over the years, in response to the needs of the community. For all “Visions” artists, we pray that this photography program continues to be a beacon of hope in their lives, as they cope in the world today.
“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.
Yours In Christ,
Monsignor Michael M. Boland
Administrator, President and CEO
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago