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Def Leppard’s Rick Allen To Exhibit In Wentworth Galleries In DC Metro Area

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Wentworth Gallery is honored to present, in its DC Metro presentation, Rick Allen’s works from his newest Collection. Rick’s art is currently being showcased exclusively in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the country.  www.wentworth-art.com

This extraordinary collection of originals, mixed media originals, limited editions, sculptures and fine jewelry will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a dual-exhibition presentation at two Wentworth Gallery locations in Bethesda, MD and McLean, VA on Saturday and Sunday, May 21stand 22nd   2016.   The gallery welcomes all Rick Allen enthusiasts and collectors as their invited guests for special live appearances by the Artist.

Rick Allen will be making two very special appearances at these two charitable events at both Wentworth Gallery locations.

May 21st:  Wentworth Gallery: Tysons – McLean
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

May 22nd Wentworth Gallery: Montgomery- Bethesda
12 Noon -3:00 pm    

A portion of the proceeds from each and every sale during this extraordinary event will be donated back to Project Resiliency’s Veteran Resiliency Program, sponsored by his charity foundation the Raven Drum Foundation, and each purchaser of a mixed-media original will receive a limited edition hand-signed Commemorative Purple Heart 15 piece. www.project-resiliency.org

Over the past 10 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 continues his work through the Veteran Resiliency Project created by his nonprofit the Raven Drum Foundation. Rick, in 2012, was also awarded the prestigious Wounded Warrior Project’s Carry It Forward Award.

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.  Our goal is to bring exposure to Project Resiliency through artistry.” – Christian O’Mahony, Principal Wentworth Gallery

Also premiering at this presentation is Rick Allen’s Art to Wear Collection.  Truly wearable art, each exquisite piece is custom crafted and individually numbered and signed as part of a Limited Edition of only 99.

As an artist I see beauty in many things.  I see beauty in music, art, photography and people.  My new Art to Wear is another path for me to express my creativity and share my interpretation of the beauty I see in all things. Wearable art is a way to take a unique piece of art that has a story, and make it your own. – Rick Allen

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
“Music and Photography have been passions of mine since I was a boy and now I am bringing these artistic expressions to life with paint, light 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 Veterans and their struggle to heal.”

“The collection of 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 soulfulconnection.” ~Rick Allen

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About the Artist – Rick Allen
Musician, Humanitarian, Visual Artist

Rick Allen became the drummer for Def Leppard at age 15. 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 veterans through Project Resiliency’s Veteran Resiliency Program sponsored by his charity foundation the Raven Drum Foundation.

Rick Allen

Rick Allen

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.

The debut collection, featuring 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 brought forward a relationship with America’s leading fine art retailer Wentworth Galleries.

Rick’s art is currently being showcased in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the country.  This extraordinary collection houses originals, mixed media originals, limited editions, sculptures and fine jewelry.

About Wentworth Galleries
As the leading fine art retailer in the United States, Wentworth Gallery features a wide selection of original artwork, limited editions and sculptures from the world’s most acclaimed artists.  Wentworth defines selection by bringing some of the most collected and heralded artists worldwide and by traveling to the far reaches of the globe in order to introduce gallery patrons to new artists whose works are sold exclusively through Wentworth Gallery locations nationwide. Their website, http://www.wentworthgallery.com provides information on featured artists, upcoming exhibits, online orders and directions to the nearest Wentworth Gallery; or call 800-732-6140.

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