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Decatur Family’s Artistic Talent Catches Famed Curator’s Attention

A 24-year-old artist from Decatur and his grandmother will show their work at Bill Lowe Gallery.

Local artists Taylor Means, 24, and his grandmother Dolores Means, 84, are about to share a unique bonding experience in the professional art world.

Both will exhibit their work in the Bill Lowe Gallery, one of Atlanta’s premier art spaces, with an opening on Friday, Oct. 12.

Taylor, who works in Avondale Estates and lives in Decatur, is the youngest artist ever to be represented by Lowe. The multi-level, 13,000-square-foot gallery on Peachtree Street represents world-class artists such as Dale Chihuly, Thornton Dial and Margarita Checa.

The show titled “Unravel the Mystery” also features work by Kathleen
Morris in the grand salon and Barbara Brenner in an adjoining gallery. In a third space, Taylor will show several mixed media and collage works and Dolores will show her figurative cypress wood carvings.

According to the website, Lowe is known for dynamic curating and his ability to put artists’ work in front of collectors all over the world.  

The unusual opportunity for the two came about serendipitously during
one of Lowe’s visits to Little Tree Art Studio, where some of Delores’ carvings happened to be sitting out on a table.

When Taylor pointed them out, Lowe liked them immediately and felt there was a dynamic energy connecting the two artists’ work that would shine through in the show.

“It will be cool,” said Taylor. “We have a special relationship. I call her 'grandma' and she has fun calling me 'sweet thing,' ” he said.

The public is invited to participate in the opening festivities which include food, drinks and entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Bill Lowe Gallery on 1555 Peachtree Street, NE.

Angela Fisher October 12, 2012 at 02:00 PM
An original piece that was created by Taylor Means and students from The Museum School will be auctioned off live at "A Night at The Museum: Explorers Plant Their Future" event on November 3! Means' fans need to check it out. Tickets are available at www.tmsauction.com, but going fast...

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