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Posted: November 06, 2017

Def Leppard’s Rick Allen brings veteran-inspired art to Atlanta

NEW YORK - MAY 27: Rick Allen of Def Leppard performs during the Toyota Concert Series on the Today Show May 27, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - MAY 27: Rick Allen of Def Leppard performs during the Toyota Concert Series on the Today Show May 27, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Kaedy and The AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri spoke with Def Leppard drummer, Rick Allen, about his appearance and upcoming art exhibit coming Saturday, November 11th. Rick’s artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit his foundation to help support veterans.

Listen to the full interview:

Allen will make an appearance on Veterans Day 2017 honoring his 12 years of working with injured veterans at his “Rick Allen: Drums for Peace” art exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia at the Wentworth Gallery.

Rick Allen will be making two special appearance at Wentworth Galleries in Atlanta on Saturday, November 11th, 2017: Perimeter Mall from 1-3 pm and Phipps Plaza from 5-8 pm : RSVP’s are strongly suggested.

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.

“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.” - Rick Allen.

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