The Best of Mad Swirl : v2017-2019

by on April 26, 2020 :: 0 comments

Times are tough & money’s tight. You don’t need us to tell you that. We feel you. In tough & tight times some beatific art, poetry & prose can be cathartic to the soul. And since it has NEVER been about the money for us but ALL about spreading the Swirl’n word ’round this Mad mad world, we dropped the …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.25.20

by on April 26, 2020 :: 0 comments

“I am inspired. Art comes from art.” Cy Twombly ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Flight of the Harlequin – Sharron Ott To see all of Sharron’s moody mixed-media mad collages, as well as our other featured artists (48 in all!), visit Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we bumped against …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.18.20

by on April 19, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Art should be an oasis: a place or refuge from the hardness of life.” Fernando Botero ••• The Mad Gallery ••• The Eagle and the Doves – Sharron Ott To see all of Sharron’s moody mixed-media mad collages, as well as our other featured artists (48 in all!), visit Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.11.20

by on April 12, 2020 :: 0 comments

“It is people’s hearts that move the age.” Herbie Hancock ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Der Schwan! Der Schwan! – Sharron Ott Mad Swirl is thrilled to welcome Sharron Ott to the visual stage with her dark, moody mixed media collage series entitled ‘Saltimbanco.’ The work beautifully captures movement, motion, and with the feature of feathered wings in nearly every …

New Featured Artist : Sharron Ott

by on April 11, 2020 :: 0 comments

Der Schwan! Der Schwan! – Sharron Ott Mad Swirl is thrilled to welcome Sharron Ott to the visual stage with her dark, moody mixed media collage series entitled ‘Saltimbanco.’ The work beautifully captures movement, motion, and with the feature of feathered wings in nearly every piece, a sort of airy lightness amidst the dark. The juxtaposition of whimsy against shadowy, saturated mystery …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.04.20

by on April 5, 2020 :: 0 comments

“All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.” Maya Angelou ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Plamás – Alan Murphy With this one, we close out Alan’s feature set in our Mad Gallery. But don’t fret, stay tuned for our next featured artist coming your way …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 04.01.20

by on April 2, 2020 :: 0 comments

If you tuned in to Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Blursday (aka 04.01.20), you witnessed Mad Swirl first! We’ve hosted in all kinds of places in our 16+ years but never before in the electronic ethers! We beamed our cyber line-up straight out into the wide world of webs & straight to your screens. HUGE grats to these …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.28.20

by on March 29, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing witness to the world we live in.” Jane Rule ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Flight – Alan Murphy To see all of Alan’s calmly chaotic collages, as well as our other former featured artists (48 in all!), visit Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 04.01.20

by on March 24, 2020 :: 0 comments

So here we are, living in some of the strangest days in recent memory. Stuck at home & really feeling the need to connect? Yeah, me too. But you know what? Ain’t no CV19 gonna stop this Mad show from Swirlin’! Sadly we are all stuck at home & can’t meet at our NEW home, Tradewinds Social Club, this 1st …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.21.20

by on March 22, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Agnes Martin ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Global Executive – Alan Murphy To see all of Alan’s calmly chaotic collages, as well as our other former featured artists (48 in all!), visit Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we stood out …