The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.23.17

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“Caress the detail, the divine detail.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Throb & Ween” (above) by featured artist David Ross. To see more of David’s mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we sojourned in suburban splendor; we indulged …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.16.17

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“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “MOS” (above) by featured artist David Ross. To see more of David’s mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we increased utterance; we made none; …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.09.17

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“Any healthy man can go without food for two days – but not without poetry.” ~ Charles Baudelaire ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Strike!” (above) by featured artist David Ross. Our newest featured artist at Mad Swirl, David Ross, brings us a collection of complicated, chaotic works that we could probably stare at for an entire day. Some pieces have words …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 04.05.17

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This 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.05.17) we swirled it up madly in the live way that we do every month. 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 their words, their songs, their divine madnesses… (click on the pic to get ’em …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.02.17

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“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.” ~ Abraham Maslow ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Scream That Binds Us” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 04.05.17

by on March 27, 2017 :: 0 comments

Join forces with Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.05.17) 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. Get a heapin’ helpin’ of musical mad grooves from Swirve and if the spirit is movin’ ya get yourself a …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.26.17

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“If you believe you’re a poet, then you’re saved.” ~ Gregory Corso ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Same Lost Wind Reflected in Every Dream Mirror” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.19.17

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“All art is a confession.” ~ Gaston Lachaise ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Uncontrollable Laughter of Moonlight Dancing Through the Graveyard” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we suffered …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.12.17

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“The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who… burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles.” ~ Jack Kerouac ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Wander’s Eyes Bleeding Neon” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. …

New Featured Artist : Bill Wolak

by on March 9, 2017 :: 0 comments

We revisit an ol’ favorite in our Mad Gallery… and could you really blame us? Bill Wolak continues to win our mad beating hearts with his always symmetrical and ever-enticing collages. The fascinating, layered detail in each individual piece is a little too easy to lose yourself in… and that’s just how we like it! And we’re betting that’s how …