The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.09.21

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“Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.” Emily Dickinson ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Bethemoth 45 – Alan Murphy Mad Swirl welcomes back Alan Murphy to the Mad Gallery with some collage work that truly is a treat to take in. Each piece almost feels like a scavenger hunt when you look at it – taking in …

New Featured Artist: Alan Murphy

by on January 9, 2021 :: 0 comments

Bethemoth 45 by Alan Murphy Mad Swirl welcomes back Alan Murphy to the Mad Gallery with some collage work that truly is a treat to take in. Each piece almost feels like a scavenger hunt when you look at it – taking in both the entirety of the image portrayed and all the other parts and pieces that create it, …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 01.06.21

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To ALL ye yin & yang hangers, ye yang & yin winners, ye lookers for the new, ye bookers of the blue skies beyond the auld lang syne… ye transformers & reformers & resolved heart warmers came & shook the old & new together to make a “now” like no other at Mad Swirl’s New Year 2021 Open Mic! If …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.02.21

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“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” J. R. R. Tolkien ••• The Mad Gallery ••• outgrown – Madelyn Olson With this one we end Madelyn’s feature run in our Mad Gallery. But don’t you fret or sweat it, we promise 2021 will showcase more beatific art! Stay tuned! To see more …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 01.06.21

by on December 28, 2020 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of January (aka 01.06.21) when we’ll once again be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do virtually via Facebook LIVE!! Starting at 7:30pm (CST), join hosts Johnny O & MH Clay, along with musical mad grooves from Swirve, as we kick off these yin’n & yang’n Mad Swirl’n festivities… Come all ye …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.26.20

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“We live at the edge of the miraculous.” Henry Miller ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum we dazed our way to a Day of days, expressing ourselves in different ways… we endeavored to mend a rift, to be a better gift; we told a tale, a Yuletide topper, about a pissed-off Christmas shopper; …

Another Mad Review: Osmosis

by on December 27, 2020 :: 0 comments

Osmosis by Debarshi Mitra Hawakal Publishers (June 5, 2020) Available at Amazon In the introduction of Debarshi Mitra’s poetry collection, Osmosis, the author tells us that this book represents his attempt to crystallize the “moment,” and that this impulse stems directly from his interest in Zen Buddhism and physics. Being interested in how science and spirituality connect and intersect, I …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.19.20

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“Singing is a way of escaping. It’s another world. I’m no longer on earth.” Edith Piaf ••• The Mad Gallery ••• luv ur self – Madelyn Olson To see more of Maddi’s mad new cast of diverse characters & canvases, as well as our other former featured artists (51 in total) at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.12.20

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“If I can’t change the world, at least I want to change the way people look at it.” Antoni Tapies ••• The Mad Gallery ••• seeking something – Madelyn Olson To see more of Maddi’s mad new cast of diverse characters & canvases, as well as our other former featured artists (51 in total) at Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum …

Mad Swirl Merch Holidaze Sale

by on December 9, 2020 :: 0 comments

Extra! Extra! Read ALL about it! Mad Swirl Merch available just in time for the holidaze! The whole mad swirl of merch begins right here, at our online store! If you haven’t already got yourself some mad threads to sport, then you’ve come to the right post. What’s new? Mad Facemasks!, Neck Gaiters!, Zipped Hoodies!, Fun Socks! We still have …