New Featured Artist : Chuck Hatton

by February 27, 2019 0 comments

Mad Swirl is excited to welcome artist Chuck Hatton to our mad stage. The Dallas-based illustrator has immense talent (this much is obvious) but there is something to say for the artists who bravely go above and beyond to use their platform to share their voice, to make a statement, and to inspire important and much needed conversations – all …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 03.06.19

by February 27, 2019 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of March (aka 03.06.19) at 8:00 SHARP as we swirl up the mic at our mad mic-ness home, The Regal Room (located inside of Independent Bar & Kitchen in the heart of Deep Ellum)! Mad musical grooves from Swirve (with special guest Clark Walker on skins) will start us off. After that, join in & …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.23.19

by February 24, 2019 0 comments

“I write what I see; I paint what I am.” Etel Adnan ••• The Mad Gallery ••• It’s been a good run diggin’ upon Tony Gentry‘s ironically mad snaps! But as all good things do, Tony’s feature too must pass. Stay tuned next week when Mad Swirl’ll be delivering to you yet another bad ass artisté that is gonna sure to …

Another Mad Review : On the Other Side of the Window

by February 24, 2019 0 comments

On the Other Side of the Window by Marianne Szlyk Pski’s Porch Publishing • 2018 Available at Amazon If ever there was a time for a collection of poems like On the Other Side of the Window, by Marianne Szlyk, it is now. I was immediately struck by Szlyk’s use of the word Eaarth, which, she explains, is Bill McKibben’s …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.16.19

by February 17, 2019 0 comments

“Art is for everybody.” Keith Haring ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Love Coming and Going – Tony Gentry To see ALL of Tony’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we remarked as renowned a tremendous town; we ran, refugees, to the shelter of …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.09.19

by February 10, 2019 0 comments

“Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” Amy Lowell ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Old Canal, Downtown Richmond – Tony Gentry To see ALL of Tony’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 02.06.19

by February 8, 2019 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of February (aka 02.06.19) Mad Swirl continued to whirl up our mic madness at our mad mic home deep in the heart of Deep Ellum… the Regal Room! HUGE GRATS to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up a mighty fine night! Here’s a shout out to all who graced …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 02.02.19

by February 3, 2019 0 comments

“Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible.” Norman Rockwell ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Wall Beneath High Line, NYC – Tony Gentry To see ALL of Tony’s mad snaps, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we …