Mad Swirl Open Mic : 10.06.21

by on September 22, 2021 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.06.21) when we’ll once again be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION! Starting at 7:30pm, hosts Johnny O & MH Clay will kick off these open mic’n Mad Swirl’n festivities with some musical grooves brought to you by (old school) Swirve followed by …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.18.21

by on September 19, 2021 :: 0 comments
"Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket." William Golding

••• The Mad Gallery ••• Mad Swirl is excited to introduce an incredible artist to our Mad Gallery, Thomas Riesner, who paints his strange and spooky work all the way from Leipzig, Germany. His work, though initially a bit unsettling, is still nice to look at – with an interesting combination of intentional lines and squiggles against watercolored seemingly free-formed chaos. …

New Featured Artist : Thomas Riesner

by on September 15, 2021 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl is excited to introduce an incredible artist to our Mad Gallery, Thomas Riesner, who paints his strange and spooky work all the way from Leipzig, Germany. His work, though initially a bit unsettling, is still nice to look at – with an interesting combination of intentional lines and squiggles against watercolored seemingly free-formed chaos. However, the longer you …

Rest In Poetry Paul Sexton

by on September 13, 2021 :: 2 comments

Last week we learned that the poetry world lost a near & dear Mad Swirler, Paul Sexton. The shock of his passing is still reverberating and has yet to fully sink in. The brevity of knowing we will no longer hear Paul’s signature voice, emoting his pain, his anger, his joy, his rawness thru his poetry. No longer will we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.11.21

by on September 12, 2021 :: 0 comments

“Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.” Malcolm de Chazal ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Noche – J. Gregory Cisneros With this one we close out J. Gregory’s feature run in our Mad Gallery. But don’t you fret, we got a new featured artist all set! Stay tuned!… To see all of J Gregory’s’s simply complex canvases, as well …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.04.21

by on September 5, 2021 :: 0 comments

“The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself.” Caspar David Friedrich ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Serenidad VI – J. Gregory Cisneros With this one we close out J. Gregory’s feature run in our Mad Gallery. But don’t you fret, we got a new featured artist all set! Stay …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.01.21

by on September 2, 2021 :: 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.01.21) at our NEW HOME, Barbara’s Pavillion, you know that we whirled 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 (LIVE & VIRTUAL) with your words, your songs, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.28.21

by on August 29, 2021 :: 0 comments
If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn. Charlie Parker

••• The Mad Gallery ••• Pero Dragón III – J. Gregory Cisneros To see all of J Gregory’s’s simply complex canvases, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we watched a fool play pocket …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 09.01.21

by on August 22, 2021 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.01.21) when we’ll once again be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our new home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION! Starting at 7:30pm, join hosts Johnny O & MH Clay, along with musical mad grooves from CZWP (Chris Curiel, Chris Zimmerly & Clark Walker) as we kick off these open …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.21.21

by on August 22, 2021 :: 0 comments
We're all dreamers ~ Ray Bradbury

••• The Mad Gallery ••• Cacique IV – J. Gregory Cisneros To see all of J Gregory’s’s simply complex canvases, as well as our other former featured artists (over 50 in total), take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we named a band which is not …