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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

June 26, 2015

 

a man plays the piano in a workshop

Behind The Music: Tuning Forks And Coffee Breaks

Its grand name notwithstanding, the American Piano Factory is a one-man show. And over 27 years of house calls, Dave Cox has developed a faithful clientele.

June 9, 2015

 

two people talking in front of paintings hung on the wall

Behind The Scenes At The Indiana Heritage Arts Show

A strong painting communicates regardless of genre or subject, but there's something else involved in determining "tomorrow's historic artists".

June 7, 2015

 

Marc Tschida makes a puzzle

Bloomington Open Studios Tour Reveals The Artists Among Us

Bloomington Open Studios Tour offers visitors an opportunity to venture beyond the frame into the daily reality of local artists' lives and practices.

June 1, 2015

 

close-up leaf forms

A Stop On The Bloomington Open Studios Tour: Elizabeth Busey

Printmaker Elizabeth Busey is one of 45 artists opening up studios tucked into basements and garages for this weekend's Bloomington Open Studios Tour.

May 22, 2015

 

painting of skull on grass

Ekphrasis: The Parlor Game That Ensures Long Life

Ten Bloomington poets took a cue from ten paintings by local artists to create new poems "just loosely tied to the original, that take on a life of their own."

May 18, 2015

 

headshot of author Ian Woollen

Subterfuge Hits Home In Uncle Anton’s Atomic Bomb

Family secrets are compounded by context in Ian Woollen's third novel, which begins in the battened-down '50s.

May 1, 2015

 

potter at her wheel, as seen from above

Behind The Wheel Of A Creative Retirement

Thirty years ago, Barb Lund took a risk: she started a pottery business…and succeeded. At retirement age, the artist's career path is still unconventional.

April 29, 2015

 

travis puntarelli

Dillon Bustin Joins Travis Puntarelli In A Show Of Hats

A musical revue joins an up-and-coming folk artist with his musical—and philosophical—forebear in a kinship that transcends space and time.

April 24, 2015

 

a child points a camera at the photographer (not pictured) with houses in the background

Shooting Back: Kids On The Hill Take A Selfie

Their neighborhood has been documented by photographers with work in the Museum of Modern Art, but now the kids on Pigeon Hill are representing themselves.

April 14, 2015

 

Phalange Christian militia fighter, East Beirut, 1981.

From Arbutus To Beirut: Photojournalist Bill Foley

"I’ve got to go back, because it’s going to get ugly," Bill Foley told his bureau after Bachir Gemayel was shot. "And I was right. I hate being right."

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