Shelli describes Def Leppard's Rick Allen very eloquently: he's such an inspiration. At the height of fame, he lost his arm in a car crash. He didn’t give up. He persevered & now helps traumatized veterans. A great soul.
You can see Rick at the Wentworth Gallery Short Hills this Saturday. They will be presenting works from his latest collection entitled “Rick Allen: Drums for Peace”. Rick's art is currently being showcased exclusively in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the United States.
According to the press release, the extraordinary collection houses originals, limited editions, the painted drum series, mixed media originals and the Wearable Art Collection. Rick Allen is appearing with his Collection which honors his many years of working with injured veterans. 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. On this exhibition day and every day, he honors his country and his extraordinary efforts by exhibiting his artworks of which a portion of each and every acquisition benefit his veterans Foundation.
Rick Allen will be making a very special appearance at Wentworth Gallery in Short Hills on Saturday, January 13th from 5-8 pm. RSVP’s are strongly suggested.