Featured Artist : Howie Good

by on September 22, 2022 :: 0 comments

Experimental-Physics – Howie Good Mad Swirl is excited to welcome returning collage-artist Howie Good back to the gallery with some more of his surreal and inventive work. The way he builds his photos is magnificent and each piece seems to have a dark, mysterious and mystical story to share from some place deep in Goods’ imagination. His latest collection of …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.17.22

by on September 18, 2022 :: 0 comments

“I only give expression to the instincts from my soul.“ M. F. Husain ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Frightened (3)” ~ 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 Forum… we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.10.22

by on September 11, 2022 :: 0 comments

“I believe art is utterly important. It is one of the things that could save us.“ Mary Oliver ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Dangerous from the outside” ~ 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 …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.07.22

by on September 8, 2022 :: 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.07.22) 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! Here’s a shout out to all who graced our stage (both live & virtual) with your …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.03.22

by on September 4, 2022 :: 0 comments

“The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.“ Richard Wright ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Feeling (2)” ~ 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 Forum… we …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 09.07.22

by on August 29, 2022 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.07.22) when we’ll once again be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION and from our Mad Zoom Room (broadcasted via FB Live)! Starting at 7:30pm, join hosts Johnny O and MH Clay as we will kick off these open mic’n Mad Swirl’n …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.27.22

by on August 28, 2022 :: 0 comments

“A person hears only what they understand.“ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Intruders (2)” ~ 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 Forum… we blossomed trees, …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.20.22

by on August 21, 2022 :: 0 comments

“I’m saying: to be continued, until we meet again. Meanwhile, keep on listening and tapping your feet.“ Count Basie ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Frightened (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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 08.13.22

by on August 14, 2022 :: 0 comments

“Some people never go crazy, What truly horrible lives they must live.“ Charles Bukowski ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Breakup (2) ~ Thomas Riesner Mad Swirl is proud to showcase another batch of wonderfully weird art from Thomas Riesner. Like some sort of fever dream cave drawings, Thomas’ pieces capture an intensity, mystery, horror and beauty, all at once, and manage to …

Featured Artist : Thomas Riesner

by on August 11, 2022 :: 2 comments

Mad Swirl is proud to showcase another batch of wonderfully weird art from Thomas Riesner. Like some sort of fever dream cave drawings, Thomas’ pieces capture an intensity, mystery, horror and beauty, all at once, and manage to have a sort of ancient energy to them, like they’re telling us something we might’ve missed. Their expressive eyes say a lot …