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Acadia Kandora

Acadia Kandora was born in New Jersey but didn’t grow up there. Instead she moved nine times during her childhood. That continuing “change of place” instilled in her an experimental drive to continue to create art that pushes traditional processes. Her path through art has been filled with twists and turns, taking her from design to sculpture to printmaking.

As a graduate student at Shepherd University, Acadia has distilled the three mediums into one stunning process. Learn more about Acadia at

Music was composed by Bruce Bruce Maginnis and licensed through

ArtVoiceWV is production of 78 Degrees West Inc, a 501(c)(3) devoted to telling the stories of West Virginia’s creative artists. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Clara Ladd & David Graves and the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Sally & Jerry Berman, Karen & Rick Schneider, and The Morgan County Forum for Arts, Science and Technologies, Inc.

ArtVoiceWV: Rhonda J Smith

Our latest episode has arrived. Rhonda J Smith is a printmaker and the Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University.  She has an exuberance for both teaching and art. Her travels, both in the US and abroad, have influenced her printmaking. This episode is titled “Journeys and Talisman” because her travel and her exposure to African art broadened her perception and creativity. Find out more about Rhonda at

Music in this episode is from the YouTube music service and we acknowledge two talented composers:

Covert Affair – Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
Acoustic Meditation 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
ArtVoiceWV is  production of 78 Degrees West Films. Major support for ArtVoiceWV is provided by Dave Graves, Sally & Jerry Berman, and Jan & Harold Bright. Additional support is provided by Polly & Terre Jones, Karen & Rick Schneider, Clara Ladd Ceil & Rand Jones, Pat & Bob Marrgraf, Jane Frenke, Jan Weinberg, Arlene & Tony Verge, FAST Foundation, Star Theater, Susan & Gat Caperton, Ian Weinschel, Beth & Tim Rowland, Kate Lehman, and Eryn & Brian Lampe.

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