Saturday, December 4 from 6-9PM
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery with us!
A fundraising event will be held on Saturday, December 4 from 6-9PM in The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery, located on the second and third floors of SOPAC. Food and drinks will be served in the SOPAC Loft with music by Porl Gordon and Jen Rondeau.
Following this evening of giving, the fundraiser will continue. Through January 30, please consider donating to the Iris Gallery in support of this special milestone.
The fundraising event on December 4 also marks the opening of a new art exhibition entitled L’dor V’dor: Carrying the Torch by metal artist Jeremy Iris-Williams, Herb and Milly’s grandson
L’dor V’dor is a Hebrew expression meaning “from generation to generation.” This phrase encapsulates the notion of honoring one’s predecessors by passing on wisdom, traditions and stories.
The Iris family perfectly embodies the significance of this expression.
Milly established the Iris Gallery in 2011 to honor her late husband, Herb. Once Milly passed in 2014, the couple’s daughters, Roreé and Kerry, honored their parents through continued support of the Iris Gallery. Now, Roreé’s son Jeremy is exhibiting in the art Gallery.
“Jeremy Iris-Williams is a torch bearer, both figuratively and literally,” says Iris Gallery curator Jeremy Moss. “He continues the creative lineage of his Nona, Milly Iris, who inspired him to become the artist he is today.”
Milly fueled her grandson’s creative flame and Jeremy is proud to “carry the torch.” His exhibition in The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery honors his Nona and recognizes the ways in which art binds people together. May their intergenerational bond and dedication to the arts inspire a creative spark in other’s lives.
Please consider donating at or above $90 which will be matched by the Iris Family Foundation.View the Flickr Gallery for this Exhibition
IMPORTANT: Due to Hurricane Ida restoration efforts, the main entrance of SOPAC is currently closed. Please enter the building through the Cinema Lab movie theater doors and use the stairs or elevator to get to the gallery on the second and third floors.
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