Photography Program Hosts Free Exhibit At Catholic Charities
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 by Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2017

Contact: Jamie Ferguson
Phone: (312) 655-7626
E-mail: jferguson@catholiccharities.net

**MEDIA ALERT – Event Friday **

The City From the View of the Homeless: Photography Program Hosts Free Exhibit At Catholic Charities

A free, family-friendly art exhibit showcasing work by 50 homeless photographers

 

WHAT:  
        
We often walk by the homeless, but to Catholic Charities these individuals are budding creative artists with a story to share. 

The 15th Annual After Supper Visions art exhibit is Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 at Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle Street. This free art exhibit showcases photos by more than 50 photographers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Attendees can browse the exhibit, visit with the photographer to hear about their perspective, and support the artists through purchasing prints or note cards.

After Supper Visions Photography Project is a social enterprise that gives Catholic Charities evening supper guests who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, an opportunity to discover their creative talents through photography, enabling the artists to create, connect, and communicate.  

Prints, note cards and magnets are available for purchase at the art exhibit or online at www.aftersuppervisions.com. Artists use the profits to help with security deposits for apartments, paying utility bills, buying food, or purchasing digital cameras to encourage their new passion. 

WHEN:           

Opening Reception
Friday, June 9 from 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:         

Catholic Charities St. Vincent Hall
721 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Editor’s Note: Print-ready photos and video of last year’s event are available. Please call (312) 655-7426 or email jferguson@catholiccharities.net 

About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Helping people in need for nearly 100 years, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of  the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting one million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background.  Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.

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