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Yaël Ksander

WFIU's Arts Desk Editor, Yaël seeks out and shepherds the stories of artists, musicians, writers, and other creative people. In addition, Yaël co-hosts A Moment of Science, writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History, produces Speak Your Mind (WFIU's guest editorial segment), hosts music and news hours throughout the week, and lends her voice to everything from accounting courses to nature documentaries. Yaël holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature.

Recent Posts by Yaël Ksander

September 26, 2014

 

Children Of The Cornucopia: Weintraub’s New Work At DePauw

Caleb Weintraub's work is narratively suggestive; but it might just suggest "the chaos and despair of not having a narrative."

August 15, 2014

 

Inside And Out: From The Ivory Tower To The Daily Grind

MFA painters at IU got a nuts-and-bolts education about the job of being an artist when they mounted an exhibition at a New York gallery this summer.

July 24, 2014

 

painting with blue and gold geometrical elements

Drew Etienne: Where Cyberspace Meets The Real World

Even in his purely abstract paintings, Etienne engages the mystery and longing of looking into the distance without being able to physically travel there.

July 17, 2014

 

motel at dusk, red car in foreground

Back On Planet Earth: Restoring Humanity To The Twitterverse

With their Geolocation project, artists Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman find a portal within the virtual landscape that leads back to real life.

June 19, 2014

 

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Museum Restores The Glow On Midsummer Night

Light Totem was designed to help promote the art museum, and perhaps offer the excuse for an after-dinner stroll. Expectations were quickly exceeded.

June 9, 2014

 

A view inside a participating studio

Backstage Pass To Creative Process: Bloomington Open Studios

Basement studios joined established art spaces to host visitors for the third annual Bloomington Open Studios Tour last weekend.

June 5, 2014

 

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A Most Perfect Machine: Rekindling Interest In The Book

Book artist Mary Uthuppuru consistently returns to the concept of the book as a physical, mechanical object—not simply a vehicle for information.

May 28, 2014

 

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So, This Psychologist Walks Into A Comedy Club…

Psychologist by day, comedienne by night, Stephanie Lochbihler draws liberally from a third role--as mother--for laughs.

May 21, 2014

 

portrait of author Karen Joy Fowler

Partly Fact, Partly Fiction, And Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler sets her award-winning novel in Bloomington, right at the border of autobiography and science fiction.

May 20, 2014

 

poem and drawing

Short-Order Poets Peddle Verse In The Street

Chicago's Poems While You Wait project comes to Bloomington.

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