SAQ presents CHIHULY at MBAM
Where art and glass merge! “CHIHULY: Utterly Breathtaking” exhibition presented by the SAQ
Montreal, June 4, 2013 – The SAQ is enthusiastically partnering with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) as the presenter of CHIHULY, an exhibition of works by artist Dale Chihuly running from June 8 to October 20, 2013. Considered the Tiffany of our time, Chihuly has been exploring the potential of blown glass for more than 40 years. Inspired by nature, he plays with colours, reflections and shapes to create spectacular works of art.
The partnership will allow the SAQ to spotlight its glass conversion initiatives. “At the SAQ, we’ve set ourselves the challenge of giving a second life to glass,” explains Alain Brunet, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at the SAQ. “We encourage the public to come experience this extraordinary exhibition and to visit the Espace SAQ. Located on the portico, near the Museum’s entrance, it will feature a video on the glass transformation process and various innovations that incorporate recovered glass, such as an earth-friendly bench, a concrete countertop, glass mulching and even the Sculpture Garden walkway. Sustainable solutions for recovered glass are a world of possibilities waiting to be discovered.”
The SAQ, partner in your celebrations
The SAQ’s mandate is to sell alcoholic beverages by offering a broad range of quality products. The SAQ carries out this mandate through a network of some 400 outlets and 400 agencies. It sells more than 11,000 products from 65 countries.
In addition to its commercial mission, the SAQ fully assumes its role as a responsible corporate citizen by contributing to some 500 organizations and events across Quebec each year through its Donation and Sponsorship Program. In fiscal 2011–2012, these contributions totalled $7.4 million. In its sustainable development plan, the SAQ has committed to being involved in all steps of the glass transformation process and in the research and development of new uses for recycled glass.