Amanda Dionne Hugon is a Northwest Coast artist with an ancestry of Métis and Stó:lō, Coast Salish people. She is a graduate of the First Nations Fine Arts program at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art. Her most recent work was a mural done at Lakelse Lake, with artist Marie-Christine Claveau at the Furlong Bay Visitor Centre. Hugon currently lives in Terrace in a small bungalow that sits parallel to the Skeena River. The art festival will showcase the works of many artists at the Terrace Art Gallery throughout the month of August. Following the widespread salmon fishery closures along the Skeena and Nass Rivers, organizers said this exhibit will provide a way for people to express their strong admiration for the fish through artistic expression.

Terrace spawns new salmon art festival

This week’s featured artist: Amanda Hugon

Each week until the end of August the Terrace Standard will be showcasing a contributing artist to the Skeena Salmon Art Festival at the Terrace Art Gallery. Following the widespread salmon fishery closures along the Skeena and Nass Rivers, organizers hope the exhibit will provide a way for people to express their strong admiration for the fish through artistic expression.

In this feature series, the artists will share their thoughts on the subject in their own words.

READ MORE: Skeena Salmon Art Fest kicks off Aug. 3

This week’s artist, Amanda Hugon:

“The Skeena River and basin sustain a wide variety of fish, wildlife, and vegetation which help take care of the living creatures and humans in the area. We all depend on the health of the river for our survival.I believe that it is important to share my voice through art. Art is a universal language and it speaks to everyone in their own way, which makes it powerful in its own way, similar to fishing. The salmon can’t speak for themselves so this is where we as artists need to step in and use our voices. I am in awe of how rich and beautiful the culture is here on the Northwest Coast. Living here inspires me to continue to do what I love, I am honoured to be part of this show.”


 


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