The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.30.23

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Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Mobile Tranquility ~ Andrea Damic To see all Andrea’s whimsically dark works, 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… …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 10.04.23

by on September 25, 2023 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of October (aka 10.04.23) as we do the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION! Starting at 8pm (note NEW start time), join hosts Johnny O & MH Clay as we will kick off these open mic’n Mad Swirl’n festivities with some musical grooves brought to you by …

Bloodstones: A New Mad Swirl Press Publication

by on September 24, 2023 :: 0 comments

Three years ago, on this day, Mad Swirl lost a good friend and the Mad World lost a unique poetic voice. Rob Dyer left this plane to explore what lies beyond and left us some of his attempts to understand this one in his poetry. Bloodstones is a collection of Rob’s poems as they were presented over his ten years with …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.23.23

by on September 24, 2023 :: 0 comments

You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. F. Scott Fitzgerald ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Reflecting on Where ~ Andrea Damic To see all Andrea’s whimsically dark works, as well as our other resident artists (50+ and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.16.23

by on September 17, 2023 :: 0 comments

I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph. Ken Kesey ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Grounding ~ Andrea Damic To see all Andrea’s whimsically dark works, 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 wrested …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.09.23

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I believe art is utterly important. It is one of the things that could save us. Mary Oliver ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Embracing Ourselves (No.2) ~ Andrea Damic Mad Swirl is excited to bring some art from down und-uh to our Mad Gallery, with Andrea Damic’s wonderfully abstract photography. The way Andrea plays with symmetry, texture and light is seriously …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.06.23

by on September 7, 2023 :: 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.06.23) 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! Hosts: Johnny O MH Clay Musical Overture: Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel, Gerard Bendiks) Open Mic: …

Featured Artist : Andrea Damic

by on September 7, 2023 :: 0 comments

Embracing Ourselves (No.2) Mad Swirl is excited to bring some art from down und-uh to our Mad Gallery, with Andrea Damic‘s wonderfully abstract photography. The way Andrea plays with symmetry, texture and light is seriously impressive, producing imagery that feels equal parts dark and whimsical. Even when we can’t quite tell what we’re looking at, we can’t seem to look …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.02.23

by on September 3, 2023 :: 0 comments

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. Malcolm Gladwell ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Taking (1)” ~ Thomas Riesner To see all 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 …