Through A Glass Lightly


This program about “outsider art” profiles three, self-taught Chicagoans. Each is a seeker–and discoverer–of hidden possibilities: in things thrown away, abandoned places, anonymous people, their younger selves.


Through a Glass, Lightly follows Mr. Imagination, David Philpot, and Kevin Orth as they search Chicago’s streets and alleys for the raw materials of their art. It shows how they transform unwanted, discarded objects into color, form, texture; images and ideas; craft and art. The