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Mick Fleetwood Drums Up Support for Music Education With Exhibit of His Nature Photos
Fleetwood Mac founding member Mick Fleetwood is legendary for his drumming, but he's also a photographer. In the upcoming exhibit "Rhythm of a Rose," the British-born Angeleno will showcase his artwork at Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills, with a portion of the sales benefitting the Music Unites program.
By getting his photos of nature on the walls of art lovers, Fleetwood will be helping get music education into inner-city classrooms. Ten percent of the proceeds from sales of Fleetwood's art will go to Music Unites.
Fleetwood says he's always been passionate about nature and capturing its structures and designs in his photography. "The camera lens is like a magic window that transports me into a secret world. In that world I observe shapes and details that I might not generally see even though the subjects are right before my eyes," says Fleetwood.
The lanky rocker joins a star-studded list of other musicians with art on display at Mouche. The Gallery features artwork by Legends such as: Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones Guitarist), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith Front Man), Slash, Jimi Hendrix, Grace Slick (Jefferson Starship), and Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead).
"Rhythm of a Rose" will be at the Mouche Gallery June 18-25, 2012; an opening reception is scheduled for June 18 from 6-8 p.m.