Celebrating World Oceans Day at Whale's Tale
Here in Cape May the ocean is an integral part of our lives. World Oceans Day is a day for us to celebrate the ocean, show our appreciation for it and bring awareness to the issues it's currently facing.
On Sunday, June 10th, we are celebrating the ocean outside the Whale's Tale from 1-4pm, with informative exhibits from the New Jersey Surfrider Foundation, authors Cindy Bilbao & Eileen Clancy Biegel and a sea creature touch tank with a live Horseshoe Crab from the Nature Center of Cape May.
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the World's oceans, waves and beaches. They will be raising awareness of the plastic epidemic plaguing our seas.
Cindy Bilbao is an authority on sea glass and will be sharing her wisdom with sea glass enthusiasts and signing copies of her book. She is an accomplished sea glass photographer and lover of the ocean.
Eileen Clancy Biegel is the author of award-winning Ocean One: Only One Ocean...Only One Chance. With a background in environmental sciences, her book teaches children the affects of marine debris in an accessible way. She will be on hand to help us learn how, we too, can make a difference.
The Nature Center of Cape May will be bringing lots of interesting creatures for us to admire and learn about. It's fun for all ages! Admission is free we hope to you can join us!
- Travis Pritchard
Art Opening with local artist David Macomber Saturday, May 26th
On May 26th, 2018 from 3pm-6pm local artist, David Macomber, will be unveiling three original works of art in our gallery Splash. He will be on hand to discuss the inspiration behind his work and his upbringing as a Cape May local deeply embedded in the commercial fishing community.
David's Storms series is a metaphor for life and how we learn our best lessons from navigating stormy waters as opposed to calm seas. Coming from a commercial fishing family he understands first hand that all life revolves around the power of the sea, particularly in Cape May.
Prints and reproductions will also be available. Light refreshments will be served.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the completion of local landmark the S.S. Atlantus - the Concrete Ship. Launched December 5th, 1918, it is the most famous of the 12 concrete ships built by the Liberty Ship Building Company in Brunswick, Georgia.
In its heyday, the Atlantus was used to transport American troops home from Europe following World War I. Despite its crumbling condition 150 feet off the coast of Sunset Beach, the historical significance of the Atlantus as a vessel of homecoming and safe passage make it the perfect muse and worthy of David's brush.
Join us for an afternoon celebrating the local seafaring culture and one of Cape May's finest artists.
Reception will be held at Splash - Whale's Tale Gallery
513 Carpenters Lane
Cape May, New Jersey
Michou Trunk Show at Splash March 31st!
We are thrilled to announce we will be hosting artist & designer, Michele Sonner, for a one-of-a-kind trunk show at Splash. Her beautifully hand-crafted and intricate jewelry have made her our top artist and this event will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase her extravagant and opulent works of art.
Her one-of-a-kind collection is a gemstone lovers treat. Michele has searched the globe for the most unique and breathtaking stones, this collection features her most stunning finds set in gleaming sterling silver and luscious 22k gold vermeil.
Please join us from 11am-2pm on Saturday, March 31st at Splash. Light refreshments will be served and Michele will be on hand to share her love of jewelry, the intricacies of her craft and her jaw dropping creations. In addition to her one-of-a-kind collection, we'll have all her classic sea life pieces you've come to know & love.
Check out this short video to learn more about Michou Jewelry!
- Travis Pritchard
Christmas is the most wonderful time of year in Cape May!
(picture from capemay.com)
West Cape May Christmas Parade
This is amazingly joyful small town event is not to miss. This year parade is scheduled for December 2, 2017. Other events include Cape May's tree lighting ceremony and community caroling.
Take place this year on Dec 7th and 8th. On these nights, Washington Street Mall merchants give back to the community by opening their doors and offering patrons a treat and a warm beverage while they shop. Not sure you can make it? Check out this short video of a recent Hospitality Night event! https://vimeo.com/55827759
Meet Father Christmas at Whale's Tale
Father Christmas himself makes his annual appearance at the Whale's Tale on Saturday, Dec. 9th from 1-4pm. He will be visiting, signing ornaments and available for free pictures so come young and old and bring your cameras!
Cape May is fabulous when she is decked in her holiday finest. Throughout December the Washington Street Mall is dotted with lights, greenery, and decorations, while historic homes and hotels are festively decorated for the holiday season.
- Travis Pritchard
Michou has been turning inspiration into art for over 25 years, marrying contemporary jewelry design with centuries-old techniques to create a distinctive collection that is uniquely Michou. Michou calls its jewelry “Art to Wear,” and indeed each piece is a diminutive sculpture created with exquisite, one-of-a kind details: Tiny, gleaming hinges that move between fluid elements of filigree, granulation, scrollwork, or reppousse; Luscious, 22K gold vermeil accents; Vibrant, faceted stones set against gleaming sterling silver, polished bright or brushed to proprietary pearlescent finish.
The secret? Exceptional designs created in Michou’s Lake Tahoe, CA studio, then handcrafted with ingenious skill by artisans on the lush tropical island of Bali, famous for entire families of jewelry artists who pass their time-honored techniques from generation to generation.
Founder Michele Sonner has spent extensive time in Bali, absorbing these ancient methods and collaborating with Balinese factories to implement a vision that blends these methods with contemporary design and modern tools. The result is a diverse collection of incredible jewelry. “We’ve been working with Balinese artisans for over 20 years,” says Sonner. “This work is truly an act of art to these master craftsmen. Everything they do has soul.”
Michou’s Art to Wear jewelry is perfect for every occasion, with dramatic pieces born of inspired vision and lovingly brought to life, suitable for both night and day. “I create collections that women can connect with and embrace,” says Sonner. “Each piece is ageless, filled with heart so that it actually becomes part of the woman who wears them.”
- Collin Pritchard
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