Mayor Cranley, Local Leaders to Speak at Exhibit for Avtar Gill, The Cincinnati Hat-Man
Who: Mayor John Cranley, County Commissioner Todd Portune, and City Councilmember Chris Seelbach
What: Speeches honoring late Cincinnati icon Avtar Gill for “Rejoice! A Retrospective of Avtar Gill, the Cincinnati Hat-Man.”
When: Friday, April 25, 6:30pm
Where: Thunder-Sky, Inc. 4573 Hamilton Avenue, 45223
Details: “Rejoice!: A Retrospective of Avtar Gill, the Cincinnati Hat-Man” opens April 25, 2014 at Thunder-Sky, Inc. with a reception 6 to 10 pm. The show closes June 13, 2014. Avtar Gill, known by many downtowners as The Hat Man, passed away early 2013, but he will always be remembered (like Raymond Thunder-Sky) as a Cincinnati folk hero for the sign-emblazoned hats he wore while walking all across the city, and for his dedication to maintaining a strong, cultural voice and presence throughout his life. This exhibit will feature photographs, smart drugs online video, testimonials, stories, and actual hats and signs The Hat-Man left behind. Local leaders will speak in honor of Avtar on opening night.