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Midred Huie Wilcox is pictured with some of her favorite art.

The City of Brunswick and Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will rename the Ritz Theatre lobby and gallery space in honor of arts patron and community leader, Mildred Huie Wilcox. The dedication of the space will take place at 6 p.m. July 5, during First Friday festivities in Brunswick. The public is invited.

Wilcox will be in attendance, and will have some of her favorite paintings and scrapbooks on display, including a stunning portrait of her painted by well-known Russian artist, Constatin Chatov. A short film, “The Two Mildreds,” made in 2011, by College of Coastal Georgia to honor Millie and her mother, Mildred Huie, will be shown in the Ritz Theatre auditorium throughout the evening.

“We wanted to find some way to honor Millie for her years of service not just to Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, but to the community,” said Heather Heath, executive director. “She has given so much of herself to ensure that the arts play an important role in Glynn County. She is an extraordinary individual and a role model to all who aspire to serve their community.”