Incredible Artists Visit Local Schools

Desert Sun • November 1, 2007

Palm Springs – The IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery, in association with the Palm Springs Unified School District, will be visiting six schools in Palm Springs and Cathedral City November 5th-9th, with original artworks and the artists who created them, to give students a personal experience of fine art.

Master Artist Vernon Finney, 83, will show and talk about two of his masterpieces, “Reach” and “The Creator”. A resident of Palm Springs, Vernon Finney has been painting for over 60 years, with over 250 works in his portfolio.

Christopher Dailey, 22, had his first sold-out show at age 11. He will talk about two of his most popular works, “The Nile” and “The Shadow Self”. Christopher resides in Rancho Mirage.

This tour will visit the following schools:

  • Monday, 5th November – Ramon Academy and Raymond Cree Middle School, Palm Springs
  • Tuesday, 6th November – Palm Springs High School
  • Wednesday, 7th November – James Workman Middle School, Cathedral City
  • Thursday, 8th November – Cathedral City High School
  • Friday, 9th November – Mount San Jacinto High School, Cathedral City

In addition, local award-winning documentary maker Joel Hochberg will be on-hand to film for his current documentary, on Vernon Finney and “Reach”.

This tour is receiving generous support from local businesses: ImagineIT Media, U-Haul of Cathedral City, Magie Ristorante, Raphael’s Salon & French Cafe, Jack’s Fine Art & Framing, Palm Desert National Bank,, and local entrepreneur Richard Hauke. None hesitated when asked to sponsor this worthy community project.

The IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery is located at 333 N Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 101A at Amado, in Downtown Palm Springs near the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Plenty of parking is available in the rear of the Amado Business Center, with complimentary valet parking at the weekend. Telephone 760-325-5917, e-mail, web

Specializing in local emerging artists, the IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery is unique: Open ’til late at night, slideshows on the wall inside and the sidewalk outside highlight the artwork. Artists are in attendance most nights to meet visitors, and passers-by can watch an artist at work in the window painting a new piece.


Michael Walton

Michael Walton

Incredible Artists Vernon Finney (rear) and Christopher Dailey