DEF LEPPARD’s Drummer RICK ALLEN Talks About His Upcoming Fine Arts Exhibits, Touring with MÖTLEY CRÜE: “We Thought They Were Done, But Didn’t Take Much Convincing to Bring Them on Tour with Us”

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Rick Allen, legendary drummer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Def Leppard, will be making a number of special appearances this December at the Wentworth Galleries in Florida, starting with a stop in Hollywood today (Friday, December 9th) followed by Boca Raton tomorrow (December 10th) with a final stop in Fort Lauderdale this Sunday (December 11th). See below for exact locations and times. These exciting events are open to the public.

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 WattsEddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash and his renowned “Wings of Hope” seriesA 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 shows in Florida.”

Speaking about his favorite pieces, “Saint Charlie,” Allen remarked, Losing Charlie is the end of an era… if it wasn’t for Charlie I wouldn’t be a drummer… very sweet man who I had the honor of meeting.”

“I am honored to host Rick and his art at my galleries.  His work continues to evolve and not only represents his own story of perseverance, resiliency and the human spirit but is also a beacon of hope for others.”   – Christian O’Mahony, Principal Wentworth Gallery

Sonic Perspectives interviewer Rodrigo Altaf had a long and interesting chat with Allen, and you can listen or watch their conversation now below.

IN GALLERY APPEARANCES BY RICK ALLEN (artist will be in attendance at all three showings)
 
FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 9  7-10 PM
Wentworth Gallery
at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  
Address: 5804 Seminole Way#103

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10   5-8 PM
Wentworth Gallery at Boca Raton Town Center Mall
Address:  6000 Glades Road#1089

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11  2-4 PM
Wentworth Gallery at Las Olas
Address:  819 East Las Olas Blvd.

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