The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.03.17

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“If you change the way you tell your own story, you can change the colour and create a life in technicolour.” ~ Isabel Allende ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Dreaming With Her Eyes Open” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. To see more of Shelly’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.26.17

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“I think art is a consolation regardless of its content. It has the power to move and make you feel like you’re not.” ~ Jeff Tweedy ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Gord Downie” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. To see more of Shelly’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.19.17

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“There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.” ~ John Dryden ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Walken” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. To see more of Shelly’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we lazed …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.12.17

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“Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within.” ~ Edith Hamilton ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Bowie” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. To see more of Shelly’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.05.17

by on August 6, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Art is what you can get away with.” ~ Andy Warhol ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Dude” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. Our newest featured visual artist, Shelly Denning, isn’t new to the Swirl at all. It’s just been awhile since she’s been around. But back she is & we’re very happy that she is! Shelly brings realistic works …

New Featured Artist: Shelly Denning

by on August 5, 2017 :: 0 comments

The Dude – Shelly Denning Our newest featured visual artist, Shelly Denning, isn’t new to the Swirl at all. It’s just been awhile since she’s been around. But back she is & we’re very happy that she is! Shelly brings realistic works of icons just about anyone would recognize. The details Denning captures are impressive, to say the least. Take …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 08.02.17

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This past 1st Wednesday of August (aka 08.02.17) Mad Swirl​ swirled it up madly in the live way that we do every month. This month we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians. Here’s a shout out to all YOU YOU’s who graced us with their words, their songs, their divine madnesses… Hosts: Johnny Olson​ …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.29.17

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“The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.” ~ Henry Moore ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Not Welcome” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more of David’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.23.17

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“Style is whatever you want to do, if you can do it with confidence.” ~ George Clinton ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Bodies Awakened (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more of David’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 07.16.17

by on July 16, 2017 :: 0 comments

“Part of the fun of art is that it invites you to interpret it.” ~ Tony Kushner ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “People’s Republic of Cork” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more of David’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in …