The City of Brunswick and Golden Isles Arts & Humanities hosted a celebration recently at the Ritz Theatre, to honor arts patron and philanthropist, Mildred Huie Wilcox.

During the July 5 First Friday events in downtown Brunswick, the lobby and gallery space at the Ritz Theatre was renamed the Wilcox Gallery in front of a large assembly of friends and colleagues from throughout the community and beyond.

Wilcox was on-hand to greet well-wishers and had some of her favorite paintings and scrapbooks on display. A short film, “The Two Mildreds” made in 2011 by College of Coastal Georgia to honor Wilcox and her mother, Mildred Huie, was shown in the theatre auditorium throughout the evening.