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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

February 20, 2017

 

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 2017

Fountain At 100: Decommissioned Functionality Into Art Icon

A seminal modern sculpture began as a cheeky affront to long-accepted aesthetic criteria. At 100, Duchamp's Fountain has become a lofty totem of modernism.

January 19, 2017

 

Pussyhats Galore: Taking Washington By Knit And Purl

Knitting hats to wear to the Women's March on Washington, Bloomington women join thousands nationwide who are taking up needles to stand up for their rights.

January 14, 2017

 

Titan Of The West: Dude Ranch Reveries And Everyday Life

Highlights from the Adams collection range from moonlit scenes at the dude ranch to everyday objects that tell the real stories of life out West.

December 2, 2016

 

This is how you get your literacy on.

From Page To Mouth: Teaching The New Literacy

Slam Poet Adam Henze's PhD in Education brings slam poetry into the classroom - as an educational tool that builds literacy, confidence and character.

November 18, 2016

 

Backstage Pass: Four Decades On The Bloomington Music Scene

Longtime WFHB Music Director Jim Manion finds continuity between Hoagy Carmichael's musical impulses and the DIY spirit of today's punk shows.

November 11, 2016

 

We’re Caught In A Trap: Melanie Pennington’s Gentle Giants

Securing the perimeter of her home place are Pennington’s own hulking forms, equally redolent of anatomy and primal energy, possibly demanding a blood meal.

October 28, 2016

 

Just Like Pagliacci Did: Creepy Clown Comeback Story

Clowns have been sending out mixed signals for hundreds of years. But why is this narrative of the evil clown suddenly so compelling again?

October 21, 2016

 

band members practice

St. Charles Parent Band: Picking Up Where They Left Off

Is music-making valuable only when pursued toward virtuosity? The St. Charles Parent Band revels in its amateur status, yet nudges members toward improvement.

September 30, 2016

 

small urban landscape painting

Mark Ratzlaff: More Paintings About Buildings And Cars

Mark Ratzlaff has made paintings of possums and pizza boxes, but he's being hailed by the most staid arts organizations in Indiana. Does subject matter?

September 22, 2016

 

Cummins Corporate Office Building, interior

Exhibit Columbus Coaxes City Beyond Historic Preservation

Architects, designers, and community stakeholders convene for the launch of Exhibit Columbus, to further the city's identity as an aesthetic standard-bearer.

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