The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.28.15

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“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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.21.15

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“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” ~ Rene Magritte ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Tatum” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. With this one we close out David’s second romp in our Gallery (with more Mad visuals to come from him as we Swirl on down the road, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.14.15

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“The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Lennon Peace Wall” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David, as well as our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.07.15

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“A work of art is a confession.” ~ Albert Camus ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Hidden Truth” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. To see more Mad works from David’s, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we sat in a seat of …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 11.04.15

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Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness! Mad Swirl & Swirve parted ways and said our goodbyes to the only open mic home we’ve known, Absinthe Lounge. t’was a Mad Eulogy of sorts as we paid our respects, reminisced on the swirlin’ scenes we’ve seen, and shared what the drunken muses have gifted us …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.31.15

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“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” ~ John Keats ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Air Conditioned” (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 wept over old wounds, snapshots …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.24.15

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“I want to speak, to sing to total strangers. It’s my way of talking to the world.” ~ Adrian Mitchell ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Three Doors, New Mexico” (above) by featured artist David J. Thompson. Featured artist, David J. Thompson, is back at it in this second batch of mad visuals – old, chipped, decayed, and decrepit never looked quite …

New Visuals in the Gallery : 10.20.15

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Featured artist, David J. Thompson, is back at it in this second batch of mad visuals – old, chipped, decayed, and decrepit never looked quite this good before. But that’s the wonder of art, isn’t it? Making the ugly, beautiful. The forgotten, found again.

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.18.15

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“Commitment and creativity cannot be captured and handcuffed. Inspiration cannot be jailed. The heart cannot be contained.” ~ Gary Zukav ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Ruins remain…” (above) by featured artist Aniruddha Sastikar. To see more Mad works from Aniruddha, and our other contributing artists, please visit our Mad Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s …