Interview and Photo Opportunities Available
Cultural & Business Links Bring Canada’s Consul General Back to Mobile, AL
Honorable Sandy Stimpson, Mayor – City of Mobile
Louise Blais, Consul General of Canada – Atlanta
Deborah Velders, Director – Mobile Museum of Art
The Mobile Museum of Art (MMofA) is honored to welcome Consul General Louise Blais to tour its collection with MMofA Director Deborah Velders. The tour will include the major contemporary art installation, Forty-Part Motet by renowned Canadian artist Janet Cardiff.
The collection was organized and loaned by the National Gallery of Canada. This unique sound installation, sponsored by PNC, opened on March 4, 2016 and continues to draw a significant number of tourists, art lovers and visitors from across the United States.
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson will greet Consul General Blais upon arrival. Immediately following the tour, Consul General Blais will attend a luncheon with museum and local leaders.
(FYI: On Saturday, August 6, 2016, Consul General Blais will deliver the breakfast keynote address for the Business Council of Alabama’s annual government affairs conference. BCA will distribute a separate media advisory.)
Friday, August 5, 2016 – 10:45 AM-11:00 AM
Media interview opportunities will be available before the MMoA tour. Media are requested to arrive in advance of the museum tour (~10:45 AM).
Other time slots may be available upon request.
Mobile Museum of Modern Art
4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
** Please arrive by 10:45 AM
Consul General Blais serves as Canada’s most senior diplomat in the southeastern United States. She provides leadership on issues related to consular services, trade, energy and security matters for a six-state region (AL, GA, MS, NC, SC and TN). Canada is the largest international trading partner for both the United States and Alabama. Nearly 9 million U.S. jobs are linked to trade with Canada. In 2015, trade between Canada and Alabama exceeded $6.1 billion. More than 111,000 Alabama jobs are linked to trade with Canada.