Welcome to MadSwirl (4)2.0!

by on April 20, 2015 :: 2 comments

It has been a long time coming but finally the time is… NOW! Yes folks, this is your “official” welcome to MadSwirl.com 2.0! Yeah, yeah, we know we’ve been teasing y’all about this whole 2.0 launch. Well today, on 4.20, we flipped the switch from what was to what will be our online stage as we swirl forward. What can …

Featured Artist: Brett “BA” Ardoin

by on April 19, 2015 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl is mighty proud to shine a spotlight on the works from local madman, BA. (aka Brett Ardoin aka Zipline Shazam) The choices that BA made for coloring the virtual walls of his new Mad Gallery home are just about what we expected they would be. His collages and illustrations are truly all one-of-a-kind. You can, and probably will, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.18.15

by on April 18, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Kurva” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving.” George Henry Lewes ••• …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.11.15

by on April 11, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Lennon Peace Wall” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.” Leo Rosten ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we tried the doors in …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.04.15

by on April 5, 2015 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Kiss” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. “Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live.” Remy de Gourmont ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we exalted in eight’s existence; …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.28.15

by on March 29, 2015 :: 0 comments

“Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing witness to the world we live in. To some extent I think of all of us as artists, because we have voices and we are each of us unique.” Jane Rule ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Human Ketchup” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.21.15

by on March 22, 2015 :: 0 comments

“We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” Fred Rogers ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Amsterdam” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.14.15

by on March 14, 2015 :: 0 comments

“There are worse things than being mad.” Jack Kerouac ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “You Are My Slave” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. David hails from Detroit, Michigan. But the snapshots he brings us appear to hail from some other place altogether. His subjects seem strangely familiar. Almost like we might have seen these scenes on the side …

New Madness in the Gallery!

by on March 13, 2015 :: 0 comments

Our newest featured artist, David J. Thompson, hails from Detroit, Michigan. But the snapshots he brings us appear to hail from some other place altogether. His subjects seem strangely familiar. Almost like we might have seen these scenes on the side of that 7/11 down the street. You know, the wall where all the loco local artists use to express …