The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.20.24

by on April 21, 2024 :: 0 comments

True art lies in a reality that is felt. Odilon Redon ••• The Mad Gallery ••• the dance of regret ~ Edward Michael Supranowicz We’re excited to welcome back returning featured artist Edward Supranowicz with more of his colorful kaleidoscope dreams. We mean it: one look at these pieces is like stepping straight into that little tin kaleidoscope you had as …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.13.24

by on April 14, 2024 :: 0 comments

In the central place of every heart, there is a recording chamber; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, you are young. Samuel Ullman ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Theater of Dreams ~ Howie Good To see all of Howie’s mad collage wizardry, as well as our other resident artists (50+ and counting!) take a virtual stroll …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 05.01.24

by on April 8, 2024 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.01.24) when we’ll be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION! Hosts Johnny O & MH Clay will open the mad mic, starting with some musical grooves brought to you by Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel, Gerard Bendiks). This month we will be …

Mad Swirl Podcast : Inside the Eye

by on April 7, 2024 :: 0 comments

The whole Mad Swirl of everything to come begins… NOW! Check out Mad Swirl’s inaugural podcast, “Inside the Eye!” Join hosts Johnny O (Founder, Chief Editor, Creative Director) and MH Clay (Poetry Editor, right hand Mad man) as they whirl up some podcasting swirling madness! Give us a listen on Patreon OR give a listen on Spotify! In this quarter’s episode …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.06.24

by on April 6, 2024 :: 0 comments

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Celestial Tours ~ Howie Good It should probably go without saying by now that Howie Good is something of a collage wizard – the way he pieces old school images into whimsical tales unlike any other. Howie mixes the classic with a modern wit, creating surreal …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 04.03.24

by on April 4, 2024 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.03.24) Mad Swirl Open Mic whirl’d up the Swirl at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, getting the Mad mic opened for ALL you Mad ones out there! This month we featured the dynamic duo Opalina & Carlos Salas & their funky-tronic band Your Loving Son! Grats to ALL the participators & appreciators who …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2023 Anthology

by on April 1, 2024 :: 0 comments

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! The Best of Mad Swirl : v2023 is a 110-page anthology featuring 52 poets, 12 short fiction writers, and four artists whose works were presented on MadSwirl.com throughout 2023. We editors reviewed the entire year’s output to ensure this collection is truly “the best of Mad Swirl.” The works represent diverse voices and vantages …