Best Of 2017

Best Rediscovered Cincinnati Artist — If Only We Knew Who or Where He or She Is: 'Thunder-Snow: Artists Remember the Blizzard of 1978'

Best Rediscovered Cincinnati Artist — If Only We Knew Who or Where He or She Is

For its exhibit Thunder-Snow: Artists Remember the Blizzard of 1978, the gallery Thunder-Sky, Inc. mostly solicited new or recent work from artists known to its managers, Bill Ross and Keith Banner. But one of those artists, Robert McFate, submitted a mysterious, folk art-ish landscape of blizzard-stricken downtown and the Ohio River that he had purchased at an earlier Thunder-Sky show of artworks rescued from Goodwill. The painting, credited to one L.A. Reinhardt, fascinated with its credible perspective and rendering of the urban skyline at odds with a tugboat plowing through the frozen river that looked like a small toy on a table. CityBeat put it on its cover; The Enquirer also prominently displayed it. L.A. Reinhardt, wherever you are, you’re now a Cincinnati art star! Thunder-Sky, Inc., 4573 Hamilton Ave., Northside, 513-426-0477, raymondthundersky.org.