ec27/1239718909-jdaymug.jpgAward-winning arts writer Jeffrey Day has launched a new blog Carolina Culture.

South Carolina’s arts community took a blow when The State laid off Day as its arts writer, but lucky for us, he is lending his expertise to his new blog starting Wednesday.

Day will be reporting and commenting on the arts scene in Columbia and throughout South Carolina along with select event listings he deems worth of attention.

Jeffrey Day was at the head of the arts scene in Columbia for 20 years as the lead arts writer for The State from 1989 to 2009. He spent a year in New York as National Arts Journalism Fellow at Columbia University, where he was a National Endowment for the Arts classical music fellow. His work has been featured in publications internationally including The Baltimore Sun, Charleston Magazine, and National Art Journalism Program publications. Day has been honored as a multiple winner of the S.C. Press Association critical writing award.

Day will focus on arts in the Capital City, but he’ll also provide arts enthusiasts with coverage of events outside the Columbia area (think Spoletto Festival USA) and museums and galleries around the state. His blog will be chock-full of interviews, reviews, and on-the-scene observations on art show openings, concerts, and other events with the same keen eye, ear, and pen he’s known for.

“I want to use what and who I know to make this the most important single source for arts coverage in the area,” he says. — Candice Summers

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