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First Friday, Aug. 5, Brings New Creations, Sales & Treats

In Chester CT Events on July 27, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Chester celebrates First Friday on August 5 in its picturesque town center.

Gray Jacobik's encaustic, "Where the Laughing Gull Scoots"

Gray Jacobik’s encaustic, “Where the Laughing Gull Scoots”


Among the evening’s featured happenings will be the wine and appetizer opening of a solo exhibit in the Stone Gallery at Maple and Main from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Artist and poet Gray Jacobik is combining paintings and her literary work for the first time in her solo exhibit, “Lines Spoken: In Paint, in Wax, in Words,” which will feature broadsides of poems paired with paintings so that these two major modes of expression can talk across lines. Gray’s paintings in oil, acrylic and encaustic will be on display along with images of corresponding text from her published books including her latest collection of poetry, The Banquet, which is being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Homage Fine Art & Coffee Lounge, at 16 Main St., once again hosts an acoustic open mic night to showcase young local talent. Sing, play music, read poetry, do stand-up comedy or perform an improve act! It all begins at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Also on First Friday, Chester’s newest shops will be open. The French Hen will be serving refreshments and offering a discount on all beach house décor, and Strut Your Mutt is having a Yappy Hour, with wine for two-legged visitors.

"Beach house décor" on sale at The French Hen this Friday! Enjoy a glass of lemonade while you browse.

“Beach house décor” on sale at The French Hen this Friday! Enjoy a glass of lemonade while you browse.

During the evening, Lark will be featuring Donna Wollum of East Hampton, creator of Pure Bliss.  Donna’s products are all-natural skincare, cosmetics, bath salts, body butters, lip butter scrubs, lip balms and hand-poured soy-wax candles.

At ELLE Design, meet the creator of Aquinnah Jewelry and enjoy ONE Hope Wine, giving back to Sister Cities Essex Haiti, while at Dina Varano Gallery you can see “Ocean Dreams,” Dina’s summer jewelry collection that captures the light, colors, and essence of the beach. New additions to the collection will be on view for First Friday.