Mad Swirl Open Mic : 02.05.20

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Join Mad Swirl Open Mic THE 1st Wednesday of February (aka 02.05.20) at 8:00 SHARP as we swirl it up at once again at Top Ten Records! To kick things off, Swirve (Chris Curiel- trumpet/Tamitha Curiel – vocals) will start us off with some Mad musical grooves. After that, hosts Johnny O & MH Clay will invite all y’all to join …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.18.20

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“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” Edgar Allan Poe ••• The Mad Gallery ••• The Dog that Didn’t Bark ~ Alan Gann With this one we close out Alan’s feature run in our Mad Gallery. But don’t you fret, we will have a new artist to feature next week! Until then… …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.11.20

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“Art is all in the details.” Christian Marclay ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Fighting for Peace ~ Alan Gann Check out ALL of Alan’s social-commentary collages, as well as our other featured artists (46 total!) at our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we longed to fill the hollow left by …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.04.20

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“The world dies over and over again, but the skeleton always gets up and walks.” Henry Miller ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Objectification ~ Alan Gann Check out ALL of Alan’s social-commentary collages, as well as our other featured artists (46 total!) at our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.28.19

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“Imagination… its limits are only those of the mind itself.” Rod Serling ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Walls, Dreamers & Diet Coke ~ Alan Gann Check out ALL of Alan’s social-commentary collages, as well as our other featured artists (46 total!) at our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we seasonally …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.21.19

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“Against the ruin of the world, there is only one defense: The creative act.” Kenneth Rexroth ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Fear is a Liar ~ Alan Gann Our newest featured artist, Alan Gann, brings us digital collages that you could definitely say tickle our mad fancy! The themes vary but all convey deep and relevant truths – from one …

New Featured Artist : Alan Gann

by on December 20, 2019 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl’s latest featured artist, Alan Gann, brings us digital collages that you could definitely say tickle our mad fancy! The themes vary but all convey deep and relevant truths – from one titled ‘Objectification’ to another named ‘Fighting for Peace’ and a handful featuring a certain POTUS – and we can always appreciate art with a message. Not to mention, these works are interesting …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.14.19

by on December 15, 2019 :: 0 comments

“Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.” Muriel Rukeyser ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith With this one, we close out R.Keith’s second run in our Mad Gallery. Stay tuned for a new featured artist coming real soon! To see ALL of R’s crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists (45 total!), visit our Mad …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.07.19

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“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.” John Lennon ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Untitled (from the series “Wiring Simplified”) ~ R. Keith To see ALL …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.04.19

by on December 6, 2019 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.04.19) Mad Swirl once again whirled up our open mic madness! Once again we did our thang at the historic Top Ten Records! HUGE GRATS to them 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! …