On Friday one of Burlington's favorite painters, Mr. Masterpiece, will open a new show, The Seven Deadly Sins According to Mr. Masterpiece. MM combines pop, surrealist and folk genres in his colorful and humorous works, which often have social critique and observations lurking beneath the surface.

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Mr. Masterpiece, from The Seven Deadly Sins According To Mr Masterpiece.

In keeping with the Sin theme, the gallery will also present a collection of one-of-a kind garments by  local clothing designers Melaney Pettini and Noah Hirka. Working under the name The Wings Of Sin, the duo creates elegantly Goth clothing - hand painted and sewn. The clothing will be featured in the gallery display windows along Pine Street.

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Garment from The Wings Of Sin

I'm also very busy prepping for the Art Hop show. We expect thousands of visitors during this two day annual art festival, so it's a big Burlington Deal.  The featured exhibit will be Seven Years In Tibet: 1944-1951 from the Limited Edition Heinrich Harrer Portfolio, published by Leslie DiRusso. These are prints made from Harrer's original negatives. Much more on this later.

"This is Tendzin Choegyal, the youngest brother of the Dalai Lama, at the age of three. Later he was recognized as Ngari Rinpoche, an incarnation of the spiritual leader of several monasteries in Ngari, a large region in western Tibet.

Three days after he was born, which was shortly after our arrival in Lhasa in January 1946, his mother sent for us to join her guests at the reception to celebrate the birth of her youngest son.

This photograph was taken on the roof of the family's home, Yabshi Taktser, which means Roaring Tiger House of the Family of the Dalai Lama. Since the Great Mother loved flowers and the tranquility of the garden, I worked here for some time."

Heinrich Harrer, quote taken from Harrer Limited Edition Portfolio website