RICK ALLEN THE “THUNDER GOD” OF DEF LEPPARD SHOWCASES HIS ART IN PLANET HOLLYWOOD by Sandy Zimmerman

 Def Leppard appears in Las Vegas: The Sin City Residency at Zappos Theater:  Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino August 14th through September 7th, 2019.

Rick Allen, known as Def Leppard’s Thunder God- What an amazing humanitarian…fine artist…veterans affairs advocate… and rock star…. also just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month

RICK ALLEN WILL MEET WITH COLLECTORS OF HIS FINE ART: Legends & Dreams”, a Collection of Mixed-Media Originals & Painted Drums.

Top collectors of Rick Allen’s artwork will be offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to join Rick for dinner in Las Vegas. 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 gallery directly.

Collectors of Rick Allen’s art will ALSO receive a special limited edition print commemorating Rick’s 2019 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rick Allen feels, “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.” ~Rick Allen

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. http://project-resiliency.org/

The extraordinary collection houses originals, limited editions, the painted drum series, mixed media originals and the Legends series, featuring new portraits of Janis Joplin and Tom Petty.  Portion of each sale benefits his Foundation, Project Resiliency. http://project-resiliency.org/ 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.

Wentworth Gallery is honored to present Rick Allen’s works from his latest collection entitled “Rick Allen:  Legends & Dreams 2019” The Rock Star and Artist will accompany the new Collection to Las Vegas for the full run of the Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency at Planet Hollywood August 14th through September 7th, 2019.   Rick Allen’s Artwork will be showcased on the balcony inside the venue on all concert nights. All purchasers of Rick’s art will have the opportunity to spend time one on one with The Thunder God himself. Rick’s art is currently being showcased exclusively in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the United States. www.wentworthgallery.com

“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.

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 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.

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.  The Artist is pleased to present this new Collection: “Legends & Dreams”  in 2019.

 

 

 

 

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