Selected Exhibitions, Events & Presentations

The Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, April 30 – October 23, 2022 (CURATED EXHIBITION)

notes of an affrilachian daughter in the era of COVID-19, public lecture, Lehman Brady Visiting Professor, Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, March 30, 2021


Black Lives Matter Street Mural, Pack Square, Asheville, NC, June 2020

Lead Artist/Designer (PUBLIC ART)

Appalachia NOW! an interdisciplinary survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia curated by Jason Andrew, Asheville Art Museum, 2019, p. 17 (GROUP EXHIBITION)

Crafting Affrilachia

curated and moderated roundtable discussion with three Black Appalachian artisans in partnership with the 5th Annual African Americans in Western NC and Southern Appalachia Conference, University of NC, Asheville, October 20, 2018 (PRESENTATION)


Testify, Beyond Place, (FILM), March 2013

Testify, Beyond Place” pays homage to  the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church. A marker at Robertson Residence Hall on the WCU campus designates the original site of the church and approximately 100 graves. “Testify” bears witness to this event and provides a context for dialogue.


directed, produced and co-edited by Marie T. Cochran; cinematography, co-editing, and sound design by Kevin Slamon; 11 minutes, 45 seconds. © Marie Cochran

Kindred Vow

University of North GA, Dahlonega, GA Oct 2012 (EXHIBITION)


Common Ground, Affrilachia! Where I’m From, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2011 – March 2022 (CURATED EXHIBITION)

Reunion Place, permanent outdoor stage, Atlanta, GA designed with artist, Tony Bingham, 1996


Equal Rights & Justice touring exhibition to:


High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 1994


Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place, SE, Arts and Industries Building, South Hall, Washington, D.C.  September 23, 1995 – March 3, 1996




“The Civil Rights Movement: Freedom School I Georgia Stories” original air date April 22, 1994