Mad Swirl Open Mic: 11.02.16

by on October 25, 2016 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of November (aka 11.02.16) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our NEW mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ badass City Tavern! This month we are celebrating our 12th year of mic madness by hosting us a MAD HOOTENANNY! And nothing says HOOTENANNY like musical MAD-jazzyfunkyfolkyyes-NESS from Swirve-Tree …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.22.16

by on October 22, 2016 :: 0 comments

“The pictures are there, and you just take them.” ~ Robert Capa ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “abandoned ship” (above) by featured artist Jennifer Lothrigel. To see more of Bill’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! Our newest featured artist, Jennifer Lothrigel hails from the west coast and she brings us some …

New Featured Artist : Jennifer Lothrigel

by on October 17, 2016 :: 0 comments

(featured image: abandoned ship) Our newest featured artist, Jennifer Lothrigel hails from the west coast and she brings us some photography that really rocks our Swirl world! With the ever-present contrast of light and dark – daylight seeping through the windows of an abandoned building, a giant piece of an old ship against an otherwise clear, grey beach – stirs …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.15.16

by on October 15, 2016 :: 0 comments

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Snowflakes Blown into a Keyhole” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! This one closes out Bill’s latest run as our featured artist. …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 10.05.16

by on October 10, 2016 :: 0 comments

All we here at Mad Swirl have gots’ta say about this past 1st Wednesday is Awww! OK, we have a LOT more words to share, what with ALL the poets & musicians and pics & links & tags & whatnot’s we gots… A HUGE shout-out to our NEW mad mic home, Dallas’ badass’d City Tavern! Here’s a shout out to …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.25 – 10.08

by on October 8, 2016 :: 0 comments

“I just feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world being able to do what I love and be able to do it all day every day if I like, you know, I mean it’s great, I love it.” ~ Faith Ringgold ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “First Kiss” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.23.16

by on September 24, 2016 :: 0 comments

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Arriving Unseen Inside Light” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in …

Mad Swirl Open Mic: 10.05.16

by on September 23, 2016 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.05.16) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our NEW mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ badass City Tavern! This month we will be featurin’ loco local singer/songwriter Jake Kinnard! Come on out, one & all. Get a heapin’ helpin’ of musical madness from Jake, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.17.16

by on September 17, 2016 :: 0 comments

“I only give expression to the instincts from my soul.” ~ M. F. Husain ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Relentless Resonance of Her Nakedness” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our mad Gallery at MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.10.16

by on September 10, 2016 :: 0 comments

“I believe art is utterly important. It is one of the things that could save us.” ~ Mary Oliver ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “The Dreamer’s Inconsolable Solitude” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. If you’ve been following Mad Swirl for a while now, we’re sure you’ll recognize the twistedly bizarre & beautifully beat works of Bill Wolak. If you missed …