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Mary Alice Franklin
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Mary Alice Franklin is a Writer and Social Media Manager with an arts and culture focus. She currently works for ArtsWestchester (New York State’s largest private not-for-profit service organization) as Social Media Manager, and as Editor of ArtsWNews, Westchester County’s arts and culture newspaper. Mary Alice writes for her own site,, and is a contributor on and, among others.

Mary Alice is active in the arts world, consuming whatever culture is nearby – be it museums, public art, literature, performances or latte foam art. She has lectured on Renaissance art, been a docent for an internationally-touring exhibition and was a panelist on several arts-related social media chats. She earned an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University and a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Art History from University of Scranton. She currently lives in Astoria, NY.

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Guerrilla Tactics Call for Gorilla Masks

(4) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 1:07 PM

2016-04-03-1459643336-7596883-1990nytimesgggroupphoto.jpgThe art protest group Guerrilla Girls recently performed in front of a packed, yet intimate, crowd in Westchester, NY. A stage sat in ArtsWestchester's gallery, appropriately surrounded by its "SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity" exhibition, which explores what it...

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The Artist Behind James Franco's 'Tattoo' of Emma Watson

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 10:20 AM

2015-11-02-1446484203-2122243-ScreenShot20151102at12.14.58PM.png Earlier this week, James Franco duped fans -- and publications from Elle Magazine to TV Guide -- into thinking he got a tattoo of Emma Watson on his neck. A black and white Instagram photo of Franco...

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Go Set a Watchman: A Draft, Not a Novel

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 11:43 AM

There has been wide speculation surrounding Harper Lee's long-awaited first-written, second-published novel, Go Set a Watchman (GSAW), which was finally published this week. Its origins, its discovery and how it even came to exist are still largely shrouded in mystery. Amidst this...

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Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

(13) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 2:57 PM


It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early...

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Koons, Walker and the Examination of Life and Death

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 5:05 PM

Jeff Koons and Kara Walker are far from the first artists to explore the concept of life and death in their artwork. In fact, this concept is the very essence of what the art world constantly seeks to investigate. These artists have both examined this topic by creating and controlling...

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