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. …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.04.17

by on February 4, 2017 :: 0 comments

“All of us are mad. If it weren’t for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn’t be any point in giving each person a separate name.” ~ Ugo Betti ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Chrysalis” (above) by featured artist William Zuback. To see more of William’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 02.01.16

by on February 3, 2017 :: 0 comments

This 1st Wednesday of February (aka 02.01.17) we swirled it up madly in the live way that we do every month. This month we featured… wait for it… YOU! Yes, we featured all you mad ones out there! Y’all brought your A-game (like you’ve ever brought anything less) and swirled up some fine madness together! Here’s a shout out to …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.28.17

by on January 28, 2017 :: 0 comments

“The modern artist… is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.” ~ Jackson Pollock ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Trust” (above) by featured artist William Zuback. To see more of William’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 02.01.17

by on January 25, 2017 :: 0 comments

Join forces with Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of February (aka 02.01.17) 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, share in the Mad Swirl’n festivities, & if the spirit …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.21.17

by on January 21, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Art is about profundity. It’s about connecting to everything that it means to be alive… “ ~ Jeff Koons ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Transcendence” (above) by featured artist William Zuback. To see more of William’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.14.17

by on January 14, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” ~ Cecil Beaton ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Untitled Portrait of Brooke” (above) by featured artist William Zuback. To see more of William’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.07.17

by on January 7, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Poetry is man’s rebellion against being what he is.” ~ James Branch Cabell ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Learning to Fly” (above) by featured artist William Zuback. To see more of William’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we reposed to …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 01.04.17

by on January 5, 2017 :: 0 comments

If your New Year’s resolution was to create more madness in this world, well you mad ones did it this past 1st Wednesday at our first open mic for 2017! Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with their words, their songs, their divine madnesses… (check out the Facebook LIVE feed right here) Hosts: Johnny O & MH …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.31.16

by on December 31, 2016 :: 0 comments

“An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.” ~ Henri Matisse ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “And She Danced” (above) by featured artist William Zuback. To see more of William’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured …