Hudgens Finalist Jiha Moon Combines Tradition With Pop Culture

Jiha Moon

Every two years, the Hudgens Center awards a $50,000 prize to one Georgia artist. It’s one of the largest prizes of its kind in the country.

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Jiha Moon is one of the four finalists. In her work, she combines traditional iconography from her Korean heritage with contemporary objects like Angry Birds.

Moon spoke with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes in advance of the Hudgens Prize finalists’ group show at the Hudgens Center in Duluth.

The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, and the exhibition is up through Oct. 21. The Hudgens Prize winner is announced Sept. 30.