Mayor Cranley to Speak at Avtar Gill Exhibit Opening This Friday

April 24th, 2014  |  Published in Announcements

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, video, testimonials, stories, and actual hats and signs The Hat-Man left behind.  Local leaders will speak in honor of Avtar on opening night.

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