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Bless Mazarura – The Army of Luv – Opening Reception
January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
BEVERLY – Montserrat College of Art Galleries invites you to view the upcoming exhibition, Bless Mazarura – The Army of Luv. The exhibition is a celebration of the design, innovation, and philanthropic mission of Bless Mazarura.
Bless Mazarura of Bless By Bless Couture is one of fashion’s uprising stars who has come a long way from his humble beginnings in his home-country of Zimbabwe. He moved to the USA to chase his creative dreams at the Montserrat College of Art and has since created a philanthropic movement based in fashion, but driven by love.
His first formal introduction to fashion was as a child, observing his mother sew with love on her vintage Singer sewing machine, while weaving her passion into the very fabric of her son’s life. Bless fell in love, and by age 16 he had designed the first of many creations, a sleeveless zipper vest which was the beginning of a journey into the future.
By the year 2007 Bless knew fashion was his true calling, and armed with the love he had in his heart, he founded Bless By Bless Couture, a high energy fusion of hourglass silhouettes, zippers, iridescent fabrics and military detail. The ready to wear collection features edgy dresses, high-waisted skirts and sweatshirts inscribed with inspirational messages and positive affirmations.
“My mission is to create a lifestyle of Love and Philanthropy celebrated through fashion with a message. I am more than a designer, I am a messenger of Love.”
In keeping with his unwavering philanthropic mission Bless has been involved with charities ever since he created his glittering love fueled clothing line. He has designed t-shirts, produced fashion shows and fundraisers for Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Association, Jimmy Fund, Christopher’s Haven, and more.
The future of Bless By Bless is as least as bright as its designer’s smile, and armed with his vision of a future energized by love and decorated by haute couture. Bless plans to continue to infuse high voltage rocker energy into luxury fashion, and ultimately to recruit entire legions of soldiers to his ever growing BBB Army of Love.
WHAT Bless Mazarura – Army of Luv
WHEN January 24–March 14, 2020
WHERE Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915
WHEN Thursday, January 30, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
WHERE Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex St, Beverly, MA, 01915
Montserrat College of Art is a small, private, residential college of visual art and design, founded in 1970 by artists, for artists, educating the creative problem solvers of tomorrow. The college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, continuing education classes for youth, teens and adults, and three galleries exhibiting works by international, national, and regional contemporary artists that offer art education beyond the Montserrat classrooms through a series of public lectures, gallery talks, catalogs and events.
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