The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.09.23

by on December 10, 2023 :: 0 comments

Living in literature and love is the best thing there is. You’re always home. Eileen Myles ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 2769 ~ Claudio Parentela To see all of Claudio’s playfully profound works, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.06.23

by on December 7, 2023 :: 0 comments

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.06.23) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, you know that once again whirl’d up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there! This month we swirl-abrated the holi-daze! Thanks to all who joined in the festivities… cockles got warmed …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.02.23

by on December 3, 2023 :: 0 comments

Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time. Otto Dix ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 3049 ~ Claudio Parentela To see all of Claudio’s playfully profound works, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 12.06.23

by on November 27, 2023 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.06.23) 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 holi-dazed Mad Swirl’n festivities with some musical grooves brought to you by Swirve …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.25.23

by on November 26, 2023 :: 0 comments

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 2906 ~ Claudio Parentela To see all of Claudio’s playfully profound works, as well as our other resident artists (60 and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This past week on Mad Swirl’s …

Hot Off the Mad Swirl Press…

by on November 20, 2023 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl started with ink on paper. Our very first issue, a self-titled zine was published in 1999 and consisted of 32 glorious Xeroxed pages filled with poetry, prose, art and a whole lotta miscellaneous madnesses. Thru the years we published six issues of our Mad Swirl zine along with a handful of poetry chapbooks for a few local loco …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.18.23

by on November 19, 2023 :: 0 comments

Reality simply consists of different points of view. Margaret Atwood ••• The Mad Gallery ••• PAINTING 3050 ~ Claudio Parentela Mad Swirl is excited to welcome new artist Claudio Parentela to the Mad Swirl Gallery, with some truly mad AND swirly works. In my humble opinion, not many artists are able to truly & masterfully combine both the childlike & playful …

Featured Artist : Claudio Parentela

by on November 14, 2023 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl is excited to welcome new artist Claudio Parentela to the Mad Swirl Gallery, with some truly mad AND swirly works. In my humble opinion, not many artists are able to truly & masterfully combine both the childlike & playful with the mature & profound, so it always gives me a little thrill to bare witness to the blend. Parentela …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.11.23

by on November 12, 2023 :: 0 comments

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation. Auguste Rodin ••• The Mad Gallery ••• The Son of Man ~ Fernando Carpaneda To see all Fernando’s wonderfully madly mysterious works, as well as our other resident artists …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.04.23

by on November 5, 2023 :: 0 comments

The spark divine dwells in thee: let it grow. Ella Wheeler Wilcox ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Justice ~ Fernando Carpaneda To see all Fernando’s wonderfully madly mysterious 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… …