Featured Artist : Howie Good

by March 31, 2023 0 comments

The Rabbist Is Out of the Hate ~ Howie Good Collage artist Howie Good has graciously gifted us with more of his strange and wonderful collages, and you bet our swirl-y lil eyes couldn’t be happier about it! There’s just something so ‘found item’ about Goods’ work that I can’t get enough of — like you’re looking at a relic, …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 04.05.23

by March 29, 2023 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.05.23) as we do the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION as well as from our Mad Zoom Room (broadcasted via FB Live)! Starting at 7:30pm, join hosts Johnny O & MH Clay as we will kick off these open mic’n Mad Swirl’n festivities …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.25.23

by March 26, 2023 0 comments

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Currents (1)” ~ Thomas Riesner To see all of Thomas’ wicked squiggles, as well as our other resident artists (50 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.18.23

by March 19, 2023 0 comments

All art is a confession. Gaston Lachaise ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Troubled (2)” ~ Thomas Riesner To see all of Thomas’ wicked squiggles, as well as our other resident artists (50 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we stared a while at …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.11.23

by March 12, 2023 0 comments

There was nowhere to go but everywhere,so just keep on rolling under the stars. Jack Kerouac ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Lost” ~ Thomas Riesner To see all of Thomas’ wicked squiggles, as well as our other resident artists (50 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.04.23

by March 5, 2023 0 comments

Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time. Frank Norris ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Caught in the Crack” ~ Thomas Riesner To see all of Thomas’ wicked squiggles, as well as our other resident artists (50 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 03.01.23

by March 2, 2023 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of March (aka 03.01.23) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, then you know that once again whirl’d up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! Here’s a shout out to all who graced our stage with your words, your songs, your divine …