Wentworth Gallery will present, in its northeast U.S. premiere, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen's works from his latest collection titled "Rick Allen: Legends & Dreams". Rick's art is currently being showcased exclusively in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the United States.
Friday, January 18 - Hard Rock Atlantic City (5-8 p.m.)
Saturday, January 19 - The Mall At Short Hills (5-8 p.m.)
Sunday, January 20 - King Of Prussia (1-4 p.m.)
Top collectors of Allen's artwork will be offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Rick for dinner after the shows. This special and rare experience provides collectors with the chance to connect with the legendary artist and rock icon in an intimate and unforgettable way. Interested fans and collectors may learn more about this unique opportunity by contacting the galleries directly.
The extraordinary collection houses originals, limited editions, the painted drum series, mixed media originals and the "Legends" series. Portion of each sale benefits his foundation, Project Resiliency. Over the past 12 years, he and his wife Lauren Monroe have worked passionately with veterans from Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the recipient of the Humanitarian Award by Maria Shriver's Best Buddies foundation. For each and every art presentation, he honors his country and his extraordinary efforts by exhibiting his artworks of which a portion of each and every acquisition benefit his foundation. RSVPs are strongly suggested for each presentation.
A portion of the proceeds from each and every sale during this extraordinary event will be donated back to Project Resiliency's Warrior Resiliency Program, sponsored by his charity foundation the Raven Drum Foundation, and each purchaser will receive a limited-edition hand-signed commemorative purple heart piece.
"We are honored to present this extraordinary collection in our galleries throughout the country, and to continue our efforts and our tradition of giving back to the men and women who serve our nation so selflessly," said Christian O'Mahony, principal, Wentworth Gallery. "Our goal is to bring exposure to Project Resiliency through artistry."
Said Allen: "Music, art and photography have been passions of mine since I was a boy and now I am bringing these artistic expressions to life with paint and canvas. 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 to be the person I am today. 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 of the Legend series, Union Jacks, angels, hearts and flags express messages of hope, transcendence and the human condition. The colorful pop art renditions of Victorian phone booths in London are created as metaphors of human communication and our need for soulful connection."