Madelyn Olson is Back in the Mad Gallery

by on March 29, 2018 :: 0 comments

smiling while she cried – Madelyn Olson Mad Swirl is proud to once again feature the colorfully disturbing and beautiful works of our Visual Editor, Madelyn Olson. If the name is familiar maybe it’s because you’ve seen Madelyn’s name from her editorial comments right here in this very land of the Mad Gallery. Others might know her as the emerging and …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 04.04.18

by on March 27, 2018 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve (with musical guest Aaron Gonzalez & artist Edward Hatter, painting LIVE!) this 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.04.18) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ City Tavern! Come on out, one & all… share in the Mad Swirl’n festivities, & if the spirit is …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.25.18

by on March 25, 2018 :: 0 comments

“…the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Vanguard” (above) by featured artist Jon Marquette. To see more of Jon’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! (This one tops off his run as our featured artist. But don’t …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.17.18

by on March 18, 2018 :: 0 comments

“If poetry and the arts do anything, they can fortify your inner life, your inwardness.” Seamus Heaney ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Resilience” (above) by featured artist Jon Marquette. To see more of Jon’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.10.18

by on March 11, 2018 :: 0 comments

“An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.” Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Ujpetre Church” (above) by featured artist Jon Marquette. To see more of Jon’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 03.07.18

by on March 8, 2018 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of March (aka 03.07.18) Mad Swirl​ stirred it up again! As always, we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians and as always, we swirled us up a mighty fine night! Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with your words, your songs, your divine madness… Hosts: Johnny O …

Best of Mad Swirl : 03.03.18

by on March 4, 2018 :: 0 comments

“Whether you listen to a piece of music, or a poem, or look at a picture or a jug, or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not what it has in common with others of its kind, but what is singularly its own.” Basil Bunting ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Shaman” (above) by featured artist Jon Marquette. …