who ever knew Starbucks could be so… artsy fartsy…
and so… community oriented!
they’ve gone back to their old ways and we love it!

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 5

Where: Starbucks Coffee at Sunrise and Ramon in Palm Springs

at the Ralphs shopping center

Palm Springs – A collaboration between IncredibleArtist.Com and Starbucks Coffee will transform a Palm Springs Starbucks into an art gallery for one night, to benefit local charity Soldiers Organized Services (SOS). Local photographer Jayel Aheram’s solo show, “The Harsh Desert: A Tale in Photographs”, will depict a collection of things seen, experienced, and lived while serving in the harsh deserts of Iraq and around the globe.

Aheram’s photographs will also be exhibited for the next month at Starbucks Coffee locations in multiple cities around the Coachella Valley. A portion of all artwork sales during the March 5th event will be donated to Soldiers Organized Services (SOS). Aheram will also sell hand-made parachute cord bracelets to benefit SOS.

Jayel Aheram is a 25-year-old Palm Springs resident and College of the Desert student. An Iraq veteran, he was honorably discharged from the US Marine Corps in early 2010.

As an internationally-published photographer, blogger, and gallery-represented artist, his work is on display at the IncredibleArtist.Com gallery and website. Visit aheram.com

Earlier this month, Aheram was a guest on Rosie O’Donnell’s Sirius XM radio show titled “Rosie Radio.” His photography was published in the March/April 2010 edition of Poets & Writers Magazine and he was recently praised by artist and peace activist Yoko Ono Lennon, who stated: “The series of photos by Corporal Jayel Aheram made a strong point.”

IncredibleArtist.Com is an innovative art gallery displaying and representing some of the finest emerging artists in Southern California. They are also heavily involved with local community organizations and charities such as SOS, the cancer benefit Art4aCure and the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City. For more information, visit www.incredibleartist.com or call 760-321-985