The “freshest” of the FRESH are having their turn to shine in the January exhibition, If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Kitchen. The art show features new FRESH members whose art has grabbed the attention of FRESH movers and shakers.

The exhibition is on view at Toast Coffeehouse in Port Jefferson. FRESH is a loose collaboration of Long Island artists that headquarters in Port Jefferson. The group was established in 2006 to bring the underground art scene into the light. The group provides a chance for innovative and emerging Long Island artists to exhibit and meet other artists. Their website tells more: see So does their blog:

Every month, FRESH holds curated exhibits at Toast Coffeehouse in Port Jefferson. Openings are held at the eclectic coffee house and tapas place the first Thursday of the Month. Toast is located at 242 East Main Street, Port Jefferson. See The artwork exhibited is typically new art from each artist (meaning it’s not been “discovered” tucked away in a corner in their studio). Robert Edwin, a FRESH founder, thought it was time to highlight some of the group’s latest members. If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Kitchen features paintings, mixed media or photography by Paul Braun, Jeremy Grand, Eric Kaczmarczyk, Oliver Peterson, John Stack, Emma Wasielke and Ian Ziobrowski.

February’s show, The Electric Womb, features multi-media artworks by Aleks Degtyarev and LuLu. The opening is February 4. The show remains on the walls through March 2.

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Pat Rogers is a freelance writer specializing in arts and culture on Long Island. When not going to art openings or interviewing actors or musicians, she’s looking for the next interesting story.