Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Rick Allen knows no bounds to his creativity. After joining Def Leppard at just 15, Allen’s artistic career soared to astronomical heights. As a member of the English rock band, Allen has seen Def Leppard sell over 10 million records worldwide with two albums achieving RIAA Diamond Certification.
In addition to this monstrous musical success, Allen also creates visual arts. In 2012, Allen presented his first collection of abstract art inspired by the sensation of rhythm. This body of work consisted of an impressive 300 pieces and was soon followed by his 2013 art collection titled Rock-on-canvas.
Today, the legendary artist announces that he will undertake an art tour in support of his 2021 art collection named Wings of Hope 2021.
âMusic, art and photography have been my passions since I was a child. My life has been a transformational journey and my art is a reflection of the many facets of the dreams and perceptions that have shaped me, âAllen said in his artist statement. âEach piece has a story and connection to my life from my roots in England, my life-changing car crash, my trip to America, my travels around the world and my deep connection to Wounded Warriors and their struggle for to cure. The collection intends to express messages of hope, transcendence and the human condition.
Allen will visit the Wentworth Galleries in McLean, Virginia, and Bethesda, Maryland. He will also make appearances in Short Hills, New Jersey, before ending up in Atlanta, Georgia.
âI am honored to welcome Rick and his art to my galleries,â said Christian O’Mahony of the Wentworth Gallery. “Her art not only represents her own story of perseverance, resilience and the human spirit, but is also a beacon of hope for others.”
A portion of all Allen’s profits Wings of Hope 2021 The collection will be donated to Project Resiliency which supports veterans.
Read below for dates and locations for the Rick Allen Gallery tour.
IN RICK ALLEN’S GALLERY APPEARANCES
(the artist will be present at all screenings)
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23 @ 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wentworth Gallery at the Tysons Galleria
Address: 1807 Galleria at Tysons II, McLean, VA 22102
SUNDAY OCTOBER 24 @ 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wentworth Gallery at Montgomery Mall
Address: 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. / SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Wentworth Gallery at the Mall in Short Hills
Address: 1200 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, NJ 07078
SATURDAY DECEMBER 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. / SUNDAY DECEMBER 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Wentworth Gallery at Phipps Plaza
Address: 3500 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326
All works of art currently on display are available for purchase
* Rick Allen will be available for phone or zoom interviews before the event as well as in the studio upon request.
Rick Allen; Photo courtesy of Mad Ink PR