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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

August 28, 2015

 

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Is It Only A Joke? The Put-On And Its Deeper Meaning

In her book Practically Joking, IU folklorist Moira Marsh suggests that the common prank be reevalutated for its social and aesthetic function.

August 17, 2015

 

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Wielding Knives And Making Marks: A Mother-Daughter Story

Tackling socio-political issues with carving tools is a family affair for Bloomington printmakers Danielle Urschel and Izzy Jarvis.

July 30, 2015

 

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CMF: The Path To Hollywood Can Begin At The Quad

Two IU filmmakers may have proven Leonard Bernstein's theory that to achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

July 24, 2015

 

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Sculpture Trails: Solsberry’s International Melting Pot

If you’re an artist who makes cast iron sculpture, you can’t just do it anywhere.

July 23, 2015

 

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WFIU Book Club: Karl Ove Knausgård’s “My Struggle”

Poet and publisher Dave Torneo discusses the first of six volumes of Karl Ove Knausgård's autobiographical novel, translated from the Norwegian.

July 16, 2015

 

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Taking A Page Out Of A Tradition, To Tell One’s Own Story

The intimacy of the book—that it is something you hold in your hand--is what lends the medium of the artist's book so readily to personal expression.

July 10, 2015

 

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Elizabeth Vaught: Martinsville’s Accidental Artist

After life taught her to find opportunity in adversity, Elizabeth Vaught has built her studio practice on creating art from discarded objects.

June 26, 2015

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

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