Albany murder victim lives on through his art
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany police arrested six suspects in connection to the shooting death of Loco’s delivery driver Alex Mixon.
Five of them are facing felony murder charges.
All six will be charged as adults and according to District Attorney Greg Edwards, all six will face gang charges if the investigation can prove the shooting was gang activity.
WALB News 10′s Asia Wilson spoke with Alex’s wife, Taylor, about how he is being remembered in an art exhibit in Albany.
In honor of Alex, who’s life was tragically taken, his art pieces will now hang for the entire month of April at the Albany Museum of Art.
Mixon was shot and killed on November 24 on West Broad Avenue as he was delivering food for Locos Grill and Pub.
“We’ve been making it. We’ve still been taking it hard,” said Taylor.
But Alex’s legacy is living on past that sudden tragedy through something he loved.
“He always drew, he always painted and he had his art work all up in our house, it was all over the walls,” said Taylor.
During the month of April, Taylor decided to share his sentiments with the rest of the world in the Hodges Regional Gallery at the Albany Museum of Art.
“Most of the pieces that are up at the museum right now are actual pieces that I kept in the house that we had as decorations because he was real sentimental about his artwork,” said Taylor.
The ‘Alex Mixon: Life well lived’ exhibit will display his graphic designs, woodwork, charcoal drawings, screen printing and more. And the family hopes when people see his artwork, he will be remembered for the passion he had since he was 4, and not how his life taken.
“People were influenced and inspired by his artwork and loved that about him, so I want to continue to share it for as long as I can,” said Taylor.
Taylor said, a reception will be held this Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. with live music, food, and just a way for people to come out and remember Alex and his life well lived. It will be held also at the Albany Museum of Art.
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