Around Town: Rick Allen of Def Leppard @ Wentworth Gallery (Bethesda, Md.) — 10/24/21

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Rick Allen of Def Leppard poses with his art at Westfield Montgomery Mall on Oct. 24, 2021. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Legendary drummer for Def Leppard, Rick Allen, made two special appearances in the DMV on Oct. 23 and 24. Showcasing his artwork at the Wentworth Galleries in Tysons, Virginia and Bethesda, Maryland, Rick took time to sign autographs and meet with his fans in attendance. The woman who was first in line at the Wentworth Gallery in the Montgomery Mall, was so excited to meet Rick that she showed up two hours before the exhibition was set to open.

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Featured among the various works of art Rick Allen had on display were his series of a little girl on a swing, a bass drum painted by Rick that has been converted into a coffee table, and a painting of the United States Capitol Building. Filling an entire wall of the gallery were many pieces from Rick’s “Legends Series.” On display were pieces showing Jimi Hendrix, Neil Peart, Freddie Mercury, Tom Petty, Prince, Johnny Cash, Charlie Watts, and former Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark.

You can read more about Rick Allen and his artwork in our Parklife DC interview with the Def Leppard drummer.

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Fans line up to meet Rick Allen.

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Rick’s right hand print is featured in many of his pieces.

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Rick Allen poses with fans.

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Fans wait for their turn to meet Rick Allen.

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Rick Allen poses with his artwork.

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Rick Allen’s painting of the U.S. Capitol Building.

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Rick Allen poses with Parklife DC photographer, Chris Smyth.

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Fans pose with their newly purchased piece of Rick Allen’s artwork.

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Bass drum painted coffee table.

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Pieces from Rick Allen’s Legend Series hang on the gallery walls.

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A mixed media piece of The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts.

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Eddie Van Halen.

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A piece featuring former Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark is sold.

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