Another Mad Review: Jumpers from the Belfry Tower

by on March 8, 2020 :: 0 comments

Jumpers from the Belfry Tower by Ryan Quinn Flanagan Pski’s Porch (December 19, 2019) Available at Amazon Delighted to have just read Ryan Quinn Flanagan’s (RQF’s) Jumpers from the Belfry Tower. And having previously reviewed RQF’s Return to Vegas Poems for Mad Swirl, I feel like I’m becoming a scholar of RQF’s work. Watch out RQF, next I’m writing your …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.07.20

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“Art is the path to being spiritual.” Piet Mondrian ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Stirred – Alan Murphy Mad Swirl welcomes the wonderfully mad collages of Ireland-based artist and writer Alan Murphy. Alan’s work manages to be both simplistic and light-hearted and yet layered, complicated & intense all at once. It is hard to say with words what most of …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 03.04.20

by on March 5, 2020 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of March (aka 03.04.20) Mad Swirl whirled up our open mic madness! Once again we did our thang at the historic Top Ten Records! HUGE GRATS to Lily Taylor at TTR for welcoming us Mad ones these past few months. Our time there has been mighty fine and we wouldn’t “trade” it for anything. But those mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.29.20

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“One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.” Balthus ••• The Mad Gallery ••• ”Defiance” ~ Nawwar Morelli With this one, we close out Nawwar’s feature set. And what a feature his work has been! But don’t fret, we will hopefully being seeing more mad works from Nawwar soon! Until then, stay tuned for …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 03.04.20

by on February 24, 2020 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl Open Mic THE 1st Wednesday of March (aka 03.04.20) at 8:00 SHARP as we swirl it up one last time at Top Ten Records! (join us & be one of the first on your block to know about where our new mic home will be!) To kick things off, Swirve will start us off with some Mad musical grooves. …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.22.20

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“Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change.” Barbara Januszkiewicz ••• The Mad Gallery ••• ”Victim” ~ Nawwar Morelli To see all of Nawwar’s mind bending works, as well as our other featured artists (47 in all!), visit Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we pined no more for mother, tree, or ocean …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.15.20

by on February 16, 2020 :: 0 comments

“I think that art has the ability to capture people’s imaginations and make them think that more is possible.” Shepard Fairey ••• The Mad Gallery ••• ”Snow” ~ Nawwar Morelli To see all of Nawwar’s mind bending works, as well as our other featured artists (47 in all!), visit Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.08.20

by on February 9, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Good art in general aspires to something, as a good painting aspires to something, almost spiritual or holy.” Gerhard Richter ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Cain ~ Nawwar Morelli To see all of Nawwar’s mind bending works, as well as our other featured artists (47 in all!), visit Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 02.05.20

by on February 6, 2020 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of February (aka 02.02.20) Mad Swirl whirled up our open mic madness! Once again we did our thang at the historic Top Ten Records! HUGE GRATS to TTR for opening their arms to us Mad ones & shout out to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up some googily madness! Here’s the …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.01.20

by on February 2, 2020 :: 0 comments

“Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people – the beauty within themselves.” Langston Hughes ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Ecstasy ~ Nawwar Morelli To see all of Nawwar’s mind bending works, as well as our other featured artists (47 in all!), visit Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad …