A Welcome


Carolina Arts Unleashed is an outlet for me (Tom Starland) to have more opportunities to express my opinion on what’s taking place in the visual art community of the Carolinas. I will also express my opinion on other issues taking place in the greater Carolina community, and anything else that might grab my attention – be it politics, the economy, environment, movies, music, etc.

For some time, the printed version of Carolina Arts just hasn’t been able to provide the space for comments on the many things that I feel compelled to voice my opinion on. A monthly publication can in no way keep up with the volume of events and issues which take place during one month, much less one week and sometimes a day. This blog will also provide more space for comments about exhibitions taking place in the Carolinas – something we are always too short on.

Never short of an opinion on just about anything, I do not profess to be right on every issue I might comment on, but I will explain my reasons for voicing an alternative view. Also, I do not expect to offer a constant rant of negative views.

This blog will not be a bulletin board open to all who would want to chime in – under the cover of anonymity. I have always identified myself as the writer of commentary offered in Carolina Arts and will expect anyone who wishes to offer their views and opinions also to do so. I welcome the participation of others as long as they stick to the issues at hand (email your comments to info@carolinaarts.com with “blog”in the subject line). And, for those who would challenge me for verbiage volume – get your own blog.

Finally, I fully expect that everything I have said is subject to change. The blog medium is new to me and I imagine that the format will evolve over time. What I say won’t happen today – may happen tomorrow. Who knows, I might just run out of things to say – if you can believe that.

Tom Starland
Carolina Arts

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