Def Leppard Drummer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Rick Allen, will appear in person for the installation of his latest artwork in two Wentworth Gallery Locations: Hard Rock Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Saturday April 2nd and King of Prussia Mall on Sunday April 3rd.
This new and extraordinary collection houses originals, limited editions, the painted drum series, mixed media originals, plus the “Legends Series,” featuring new portraits of Charlie Watts, Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash. A portion of each sale will benefit his Project Resiliency where for over the last 12 years Rick and his wife Lauren Monroe have worked passionately with veterans from Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Allen and Wentworth Galleries will donate a portion of each and every acquisition to benefit the Foundation.
“Music, Art and Photography have been passions of mine since I was a boy. My life has been a journey of transformation and my art is a reflection of the many facets of dreams and perceptions that have shaped me. Each piece has a story and a connection to my life from my roots in England, my life changing car accident, journey to America, travels around the globe and to my deep connection to Wounded Warriors and their struggle to heal. The collection intends to express messages of hope, transcendence and the human condition." - Rick Allen
To give you a little history on Rick, hear some details from the official press release. As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, won countless awards and performed for sold-out audiences all over the globe. At the height of worldwide fame in 1984, Rick had a car accident that changed his life. He lost his arm, but turned that personal tragedy into spiritual transformation and continued his musical career. While he was already a hero to millions of young people, he soon added millions of new admirers. Since then Rick has been reaching out and giving support to others all over the globe by sharing his personal experiences as well as his love of drumming.
Rick is committed to improving the world around him; working with teenage cancer patients, children with special needs, at risk youth in crisis, families of domestic violence and veterans who have served in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Rick has been recognized for his years of service by several different Humanitarian groups.
IN GALLERY APPEARANCES BY RICK ALLEN
(artist will be in attendance at all showings)
SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd 6-9 PM
Wentworth Gallery at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City
SUNDAY, APRIL 3 1-4 PM
Wentworth Gallery at King of Prussia Mall
All Artwork is Currently on Exhibition is Available for Acquisition