Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hello, and welcome

Welcome to Palm Beach ArtsPaper, a new blog by Palm Beach County arts critics that will provide coverage and reviews of happenings in the visual arts, theater, film, classical music and dance in and around the county.

Arts audiences are aware of the toll the struggling economy has taken on the nation's newspapers, which have provided the bulk of the nation's arts coverage and criticism for at least 100 years. But without that coverage, people don't know what's happening in these vital fields of human activity, and artists don't get the feedback and recognition they need to continue with their work. It's a lamentable situation for both sides.

We're trying to do something about that today by launching Palm Beach ArtsPaper. We're starting very simply on a commercial blog site, but eventually we'll have a more visually elaborate Website that we think will be fun to look at and that will make for compelling reading. But our content will be strong from the outset, as we think you'll see right away.

We would love to have your comments on each of these posts. The arts thrive when the conversation is lively.

We of the Palm Beach ArtsPaper believe coverage of this area's lively arts community, as well as of the arts in general, is crucial to the health of the whole community. These activities are critical expressions of our humanity, and we believe providing such coverage will help foster a better-informed, more engaged populace.

Again, welcome, and happy reading.


Clare Shore said...

Greg and Hap -

Good to read you guys again! Looking forward to more.

- Clare

C.L.J. said...

Welcome to the Blogosphere! I've linked you from The South Florida Theatre Scene, and I'll be a regular reader.