Mad Swirl Open Mic : 01.03.24

by December 26, 2023 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl as we kick-off our new year this 1st Wednesday of January (aka 01.03.24) doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION! Starting at 8pm, join hosts Johnny O & MH Clay as we will incite the rise of YES & the fall of NO starting with some musical grooves brought …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.25.23

by December 25, 2023 0 comments

For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi ••• The Mad Gallery ••• santa baby ~ Madelyn Olson We are proud to share this fine festive illustration from our very own Visual Editor and Contributing Artist Madelyn Olson. To see all of Madelyn’s canvases, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.16.23

by December 17, 2023 0 comments

What I have in my heart and soul – must find a way out. Ludwig van Beethoven ••• The Mad Gallery ••• GEOMETRY ~ Colleen Boueil We’re thrilled to welcome photographer Colleen Boueil to the Mad Gallery with some especially trippy imagery found (mostly) out in the wild. Boueil has quite the eye, managing to capture close-up, complex scenes that others might …

Mad Swirl Merch : Holiday Sale

by December 16, 2023 0 comments

(get 10% using promo code > MADHOHOHO) The whole mad swirl of merch begins right here, in our online store! If you haven’t already got yourself some mad threads to sport, then you’ve come to the right post. We have mens & ladies tees, zipped hoodies in all sizes & more colors. We also brought back mad mugs to fill …

Featured Artist : Colleen Boueil

by December 15, 2023 0 comments

GEOMETRIC by Colleen Boueil We’re thrilled to welcome photographer Colleen Boueil to the Mad Gallery with some especially trippy imagery found (mostly) out in the wild. Boueil has quite the eye, managing to capture close-up, complex scenes that others might look past, with a perspective that feels wholly her own. it takes certain skill to capture the world in a way …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.09.23

by December 10, 2023 0 comments

Living in literature and love is the best thing there is. You’re always home. Eileen Myles ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 2769 ~ Claudio Parentela To see all of Claudio’s playfully profound works, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.06.23

by December 7, 2023 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.06.23) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, you know that once again whirl’d up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! This month we swirl-abrated the holi-daze! Thanks to all who joined in the festivities… cockles got warmed …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.02.23

by December 3, 2023 0 comments

Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time. Otto Dix ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 3049 ~ Claudio Parentela To see all of Claudio’s playfully profound works, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The …