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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.05.17

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“A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.” ~ Lucy Larcom ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Vancouver Transit (1)” (above) by featured artist Allen Forrest. To see more of Allen’s mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 03.01.17

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This 1st Wednesday of March (aka 02.01.17) we swirled it up madly in the live way that we do every month. This month Mad Swirl was proud to host the Dallas book release of poet Paul Sexton’s book, “Machine Of Almosting: Poems 1993-2016″ After a mad’n’jazzy set from Swirve, we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.26.17

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“…once you get to the point where you’re actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you’re harmonizing with a greater power.” ~ George Harrison ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Vancouver Transit (2)” (above) by featured artist Allen Forrest. To see more of Allen’s mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.18.17

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“A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “the forgotten (3)” (above) by featured artist Allen Forrest. To see more of Allen’s mad illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.11.17

by on February 12, 2017 :: 0 comments

“The real being of language is that into which we are taken up when we hear it – what is said.” ~ Hans-Georg Gadamer ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “the forgotten (1)” (above) by featured artist Allen Forrest. Mad Swirl is proud to introduce you to our newest visual artist, Allen Forrest. Allen brings us an expressive art collection we’ve been …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 03.01.17

by on February 10, 2017 :: 0 comments

Join forces with Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of March (aka 03.01.17) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ City Tavern! This month Mad Swirl is proud to be hosting the book release of poet Paul Sexton’s fourth book “Machine Of Almosting: Poems 1993-2016“ This feature set …

New Featured Artist : Allen Forrest

by on February 9, 2017 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl is proud to introduce you to our newest visual artist, Allen Forrest. Allen brings us an expressive art collection we’ve been waiting for! His work really draws attention to the space of the page, the white vs. black in high contrast. While some are more obvious than others, each piece seems to make a statement, demanding your attention. …