The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.23.17

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“I want to be a force for real good. In other words. I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good.” ~ John Coltrane ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Brief As a …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.04.17 – 09.16.17

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“Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.” ~ Jean Arp ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Restless As Dream Lightning” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: We cannot get enough of Bill Wolak! The symmetry, the oddity – …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.06.17

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This past 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.06.17) Mad Swirl stirred it up again. This month we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians. Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with your words, your songs, your divine madness… Hosts: MH Clay Opalina Salas Music: Swirve Mad Mic Cast: Paul Koniecki Raquel Genae …

Returning Featured Artist: Bill Wolak

by on September 12, 2017 :: 0 comments

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: We cannot get enough of Bill Wolak! The symmetry, the oddity – both pleasing and confusing to the eyes in a way that we dig the most. If you’ve seen Bill’s work before, we HIGHLY suggest checking out this new batch. If you haven’t experienced him yet, get your eyes ready …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.03.17

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“If you change the way you tell your own story, you can change the colour and create a life in technicolour.” ~ Isabel Allende ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Dreaming With Her Eyes Open” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. To see more of Shelly’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.26.17

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“I think art is a consolation regardless of its content. It has the power to move and make you feel like you’re not.” ~ Jeff Tweedy ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Gord Downie” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. To see more of Shelly’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.19.17

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“There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.” ~ John Dryden ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Walken” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. To see more of Shelly’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we lazed …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.12.17

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“Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within.” ~ Edith Hamilton ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Bowie” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. To see more of Shelly’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.05.17

by on August 6, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Art is what you can get away with.” ~ Andy Warhol ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Dude” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. Our newest featured visual artist, Shelly Denning, isn’t new to the Swirl at all. It’s just been awhile since she’s been around. But back she is & we’re very happy that she is! Shelly brings realistic works …

New Featured Artist: Shelly Denning

by on August 5, 2017 :: 0 comments

The Dude – Shelly Denning Our newest featured visual artist, Shelly Denning, isn’t new to the Swirl at all. It’s just been awhile since she’s been around. But back she is & we’re very happy that she is! Shelly brings realistic works of icons just about anyone would recognize. The details Denning captures are impressive, to say the least. Take …