Marie T. Cochran and Anthony M. Bingham
Concrete, bronze, iron, and plaster
Reunion Place was commissioned for the Olympic Games. It was created through a collaboration between artists Marie T. Cochran and Anthony Bingham and the Mechanicsville community. The piece features a small plaza with four ironwork poles at one end. This video documents the collaboration with Mechanicsville. http://vimeo.com/56827629
Marie T. Cochran, artist and director of the Affrilachia Artist Project, was born and raised in Toccoa, GA in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She received degrees from the University of Georgia (BFA) and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (MFA). She received a post-graduate fellowship in museum education from the National Endowment of the Arts. Cochran has been a visiting art faculty member at educational institutions in Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina. Her research interests include visual literacy and ekphrastic encounters. She creates mixed media pieces, which are often grounded in community-based collaboration.
Anthony Bingham currently lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Georgia State University in 2002. He also has an M.A. in Film and Community Media and a B.A. in Communications Arts.
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