Relevant Secures The Hype Magazine In Support Of Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Exhibition At Wentworth Gallery King Of Prussia
One of the bands most synonymous with the term “arena rock,” the music of Def Leppard has been heard in arenas and stadiums all over the world for the past 30-something years. The backbone of Def Leppard for all those years has been drummer Rick Allen. Currently, Allen and Def Leppard are on the road as part of a major North American co-headlining tour alongside Journey, which includes stops at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Los Angeles’ The Forum, and New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Aside from his success with Def Leppard, Allen has also been successful as a painter. In the midst of the dates with Journey, Allen is presenting an art show titled The Art Of Rick Allen at the Wentworth Gallery in Philadelphia suburb King Of Prussia, PA. The show launched on May 12th and will continue through June 12th. Highlighted in this exhibit are Rick’s newest “Legend’s Series” portraits of Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, and former Def Leppard bandmate Steve Clark. In addition, Allen’s show incorporates pieces from his “Art To Wear” jewelry line, hand-painted (and studio-used) bass and snare drums, and examples of his sculpting, altogether displaying more than 50 original works. The show will benefit the Project Resiliency organization — which provides programs that service U.S. Service Veterans and others in crisis — as founded by Allen and his wife, musician Lauren Monroe.
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