Rick Allen, legendary drummer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Def Leppard, will be making two special appearances next month at the Wentworth Galleries in Atlantic City and King of Prussia to celebrate his newest creations. Allen will appear on Saturday, July 10 at Wentworth Gallery in the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City in addition to Sunday, July 11 at Wentworth Gallery in the King of Prussia Mall. These events are open to the public and follow the latest CDC recommendations.
This new and extraordinary collection houses originals, limited editions, the painted drum series, mixed media originals, plus the “Legends Series,” featuring new portraits of 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
IN GALLERY APPEARANCES BY RICK ALLEN
(artist will be in attendance at both showings)SATURDAY, JULY 10 6-9 PM
Wentworth Gallery at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City
Address: 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 300-5095SUNDAY, JULY 11 1-4 PM
Wentworth Gallery at King of Prussia Mall
Address: 690 West Dekalb Pike #2084, King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 337-8988All Artwork is Currently on Exhibition is Available for Acquisition
* Rick Allen will be available for pre-event phone or zoom interviews as well as in-studio live on Friday, July 9, 2020.
At the height of worldwide fame in 1984, he had a car accident that changed his life. Rick lost an arm, but turned 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 and his love of drumming. Over the past 13 years Rick has reached out to 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. He was awarded the Humanitarian Award by Maria Shriver’s Best Buddies of CA in 2002 and in 2012, was also awarded the prestigious Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry It Forward Award. Rick continues his work helping wounded warriors through Project Resiliency’s Warrior Resiliency Program sponsored by his charity foundation the Raven Drum Foundation.
An integral part of Rick’s creative life went public in 2012. After years of personal photographic work, Allen ventured into the fine art world with a blockbuster debut collection of abstract artwork built from rhythm. Allen has become a pioneer in the new medium, utilizing drumsticks and rhythm to dictate abstract visuals on canvas.
That debut collection, in 2012 featured 300 pieces, quickly sold-out in its initial offering to the public and boasted a sold out exhibition. A second collection, released in 2013, and titled “Rock-On-Canvas” met with a similar exceptional reception and helped to forge a relationship with America’s leading fine art retailer Wentworth Galleries. The Artist is pleased to present this new Collection: “Wings of Hope 2021” in May 2021.