Mad Press : The Swirliverse Expands

by on January 8, 2016 :: 0 comments

In 1999, a Big Bang in the Swirl took place in a living room in Dallas. Three creative catalysts conspired to do something crazy; start a creative platform for artists of every ilk to place their work. These elemental individuals; Johnny O, Cheyenne Gallion and Lisa Carmen, published the first zine under the name of – Mad Swirl. Since that …

New Featured Artist : Maria Valentina Sheets

by on January 7, 2016 :: 0 comments

Our newest featured visual artist, Maria Valentina Sheets, brings us a glorious glimpse at what we can only imagine is the visual representation of creation personified – the chaos in texture, in topic, in tones – is so rich that a quick glimpse will not cut it. We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words and yet …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.02.16

by on January 2, 2016 :: 0 comments

“No half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Early January Optimism” (above) by one of our featured artists (and short story editor) Tyler Malone. To view all of Tyler’s works, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.26.15

by on December 26, 2015 :: 0 comments

“We’re all moving, moving, moving. Isn’t it nice?” ~ Charles Olson ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Bordering Moorland” (above) by featured artist Eleanor Leonne Bennett. To view all of Eleanor’s works, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we hied the hype of haiku …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.19.15

by on December 19, 2015 :: 0 comments

“I want to make people cry even when they don’t understand my words.” ~ Edith Piaf ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Chester Historic” (above) by featured artist Eleanor Leonne Bennett. To see more Mad works from Eleanor, and our other diverse contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.12.15

by on December 12, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Of all lies, art is the least untrue.” ~ Gustave Flaubert ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The canals and barges” (above) by featured artist Eleanor Leonne Bennett. To see more Mad works from Eleanor, and our other diverse contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we caught the …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.05.15

by on December 5, 2015 :: 0 comments

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~ Walt Disney ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “viewpoint-two ” (above) by featured artist Eleanor Leonne Bennett. To see more Mad works from Eleanor, and our other diverse contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.02.15

by on December 5, 2015 :: 0 comments

Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness! This past 1st Wednesday Mad Swirl-abrated our new open mic home at The Underpass. As much as we’re going to miss our old stomping grounds, we really dig the vibe of our new home! Our inaugural blast-off was proof that this swirl’n we be doin’ isn’t even …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.28.15

by on November 28, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.” ~ William Blake ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Sheffield’s old and new” (above) by featured artist Eleanor Leonne Bennett. To view all of Eleanor’s works, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery. You may recognize the works of Eleanor Leonne Bennett from her feature here at Mad Swirl a …

Featured Artist : Eleanor Leonne Bennett

by on November 28, 2015 :: 0 comments

You may recognize the works of Eleanor Leonne Bennett from her feature here at Mad Swirl a couple years ago… or maybe the myriad of other places this gifted photog’s work has been featured. Bennett has created quite a name for herself and that ain’t a surprise. Eleanor’s latest works of high contrast photographs create quite a strange stir within …