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Naturescape Gallery presents Coastal Creatures of Cape Cod with artist Mike Palmer

Dates vary between May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
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    • Dates: Dates vary between May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    • Location: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Price: Included with Museum Admission

    Naturescape Gallery at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Coastal Creatures of Cape Cod, by scientist and artist, Mike Palmer, May/June 2024 during Museum hours: May - Wednesday - Sunday 10am-3pm; June ~ Daily ~ 10am-3pm

     Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Cape Cod's marine life at Coastal Creatures of Cape Cod, a unique art exhibit featuring the meticulous colored pencil drawings of artist Mike Palmer. Step closer and marvel at the intricate details captured in Palmer's work. A horseshoe crab, rendered in a spectrum of browns and grays, seems to crawl right off the page. The white shark comes alive, its sleek form and razor-sharp teeth conveying a sense of awe and respect. Find yourself captivated by the gentle giant, the right whale, its textured black and white body a testament to the majesty of these marine mammals. Palmer's artistry brings these, and other coastal creatures to life, inviting you to appreciate the beauty and diversity of Cape Cod's underwater world.

    Mike Palmer is a Mashpee scientist and artist specializing in marine art. Through his artwork, he connects with, translates, and shares his experiences and discoveries about life and place. Drawing and creating have been lifelong pursuits, with minimal formal art instruction beyond high school. Before embarking on a career as an artist, Mike served as a fisheries scientist for the federal government, spending over 200 days at sea on fishing boats and research vessels from Alaska to the Canadian Maritimes. These experiences have profoundly impacted his art and approach to each subject. Mike's style harmonizes scientific accuracy with aesthetic form. Influenced by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, he embraces simplicity, beauty, utility, imperfection, and the ever-evolving. Working in various mediums but specializing in colored pencil, Mike strives to breathe life into local wildlife and imagery, showcasing a deep appreciation for the natural world.

    You can visit his website at

    Included with Museum Admission 

    *Dates for the exhibition are subject to minor changes and may temporarily be unavailable due to Auditorium programing. Please call ahead.

      For more information, please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133. 

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    Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    869 Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631