Rick Allen, drummer for Def Leppard, will be showing his artwork at the Wentworth Gallery in Atlantic City from 1-3pm. The event happens just before the band takes the stage at the Hard Rock Arena with Mötley Crüe opening.
A Portion of the Proceeds from Each Fine Art Sale are Donated to Veterans Programs via Project Resiliency.
This new and extraordinary collection houses originals, limited editions, the painted drum series, mixed media originals, plus for the first time - works on Metal which is a new medium for the Artist. Also on view will be fan favorites the “Legends Series,” featuring portraits of Charlie Watts, Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash and his renowned “Wings of Hope” series. A portion of each sale will benefit his Project Resiliency where for over a dozen years Allen 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 all 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
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 world. 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.
Following years of personal photographic work, Allen ventured into the fine art world in 2012 with an impressive debut collection of abstract artwork built from rhythm. He has since become a pioneer in the new medium, utilizing drumsticks and rhythm to dictate abstract visuals on canvas. Rick is available in advance and on-site for interview to discuss his artwork, his foundation Project Resiliency and of course Def Leppard.