The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.10.18

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“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” Kurt Vonnegut ••• The Mad Gallery ••• They’re Gone – Sharon O’Callaghan Shero This month’s featured artist, Sharon O’Callaghan Shero, brings us photographs that look like they were pulled straight out …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.07.18

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This past 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.07.18) Mad Swirl kicked off our 14th year of mic madness! The Regal Room (at the Independent Bar & Kitchen) was chock filled with all the swirlin’ souls we know AND love! ‘t’was quite the Swirl-abration! HUGE GRATS to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up a …

New Featured Artist : Sharon O’Callaghan Shero

by on November 7, 2018 :: 1 comment

They’re Gone – Sharon O’Callaghan Shero This month’s featured artist, Sharon O’Callaghan Shero, brings us photographs that look like they were pulled straight out of a suspense thriller. The way she plays with (little) light and (lots of) dark sets such a mood that you might end up insisting there’s some kind of dark and mysterious backstory to each and every shot. The way …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.03.18

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“When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.” Robert Mapplethorpe ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Big Eye Bug” (above) by featured artist Dan Rodriguez It’s been our pleasure to feature photographer, Dan Rodriguez, in our Mad Gallery. Dan has been a big part of our Mad Swirl world for years, capturing the swirlin’ scene at our …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.27.18

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“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.” Sylvia Plath ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Canyo de Chelly, AZ” (above) by featured artist Dan Rodriguez It’s been our pleasure to feature photographer, Dan Rodriguez, in our Mad Gallery. Dan has been a big part of our Mad Swirl …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 11.07.18

by on October 27, 2018 :: 0 comments

‘t’was a dark & cold November night in the year ’04 when Mad Swirl first hosted our 1st Wednesday Open Mic… and here we are, 14 years later, still stirrin’, still swirlin’ & still Mad! Who woulda thunk it?! But here we are… Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.07.18) at 8:00 SHARP & help us ring …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.20.18

by on October 21, 2018 :: 0 comments

“The Poet makes himself a seer through a long, vast and painstaking derangement of all the senses” Arthur Rimbaud ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Feather in Ice” (above) by featured artist Dan Rodriguez To see ALL of Dan’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.13.18

by on October 14, 2018 :: 0 comments

“Now the ears of my ears are awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened.” e.e. cummings ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Port Mansfield, TX” (above) by featured artist Dan Rodriguez To see ALL of Dan’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.06.18

by on October 7, 2018 :: 0 comments

“I give thanks everyday that I’ve been able to take my craziness and make it work for me.” Fritz Scholder ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Paris rooftops” (above) by featured artist Dan Rodriguez To see ALL of Dan’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 10.03.18

by on October 4, 2018 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.03.18) Mad Swirl continued to whirl up our mic madness at our mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ Regal Room (at the Independent Bar & Kitchen)! HUGE GRATS to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up a mighty fine night! Here’s a shout out to all who graced us …