RICK ALLEN OF DEF LEPPARD – EXHIBITION OF NEWEST ARTWORKS MARCH 12th By SFL Music February 20, 2023 RICK ALLEN OF DEF LEPPARD EXHIBITION OF NEWEST ARTWORKS SET FOR SUNDAY MARCH 12th The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Will Make a Special Appearance at Wentworth Gallery at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Prior To Def Leppard Concert at Hard Rock Live RICK ALLEN: “ENDANGERED SPECIES” “Macaw” “Whale” Gallery Event Takes Place from 1p-3p and is Open to the Public A Portion of the Proceeds from Each Fine Art Sale are Donated to Veterans Programs via Project Resiliency February 15, 2023 – Rick Allen, the legendary drummer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Def Leppard, has announced he will be making a special appearance on Sunday, March 12th from 1p-3p at the Wentworth Gallery inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. This exciting pop-up will take place just prior to joining his Def Leppard bandmates for a special concert that evening at Hard Rock Live. The art event is free and open to the public. Allen’s 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. “Painting has been a passion of mine for quite a while and I was inspired to branch out and try some new techniques. One that I particularly enjoyed was working with metal as a medium. I’m really proud of how these new works turned out and I can’t wait to share them at the upcoming Wentworth Gallery Show .” ARTIST’S STATEMENT “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 IN GALLERY APPEARANCE BY RICK ALLEN (artist will be in attendance) SUNDAY MARCH 12 TH 1p-3p Wentworth Gallery at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Address: 5804 Seminole Way Hollywood, FL All 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 by request. FOR PRESS USE ONLY FOR HIGH RESOLUTION PRESS ASSETS: CLICK HERE and HERE B-ROLL AND VIDEO: https://youtu.be/VCuuE1DwkMM Rick Allen on ABC News: https://youtu.be/CgM3BQy8Em0 Rick Allen https://rickallen.com/artist/ About the Artist Rick Allen became the drummer for Def Leppard at age 15. As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, two albums with RIAA diamond certification (10 million albums sold) and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. 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.” About Wentworth Gallery As the leading fine art retailer in the United States with 10 locations, Wentworth Gallery features a wide selection of original artwork, limited editions and sculptures from the world’s most acclaimed artists. In addition to representing highly collected and heralded artists Peter Max, Mr. Brainwash, Charles Fazzino, Michael Godard, and Romero Britto, Wentworth Gallery exclusively represents artists Paul Stanley from KISS, Rick Allen from Def Leppard, Mickey Hart from The Grateful Dead, Michael Cartellone from Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Brian Wheat from Tesla in their visual artwork. Their website, wentworthgallery.com provides information on featured artists, upcoming exhibits, online orders and directions to the nearest Wentworth Gallery; or call 800-732-6140. Share It!