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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

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.

September 16, 2016

 

house with downspouts emerging in random configuration

IU Sculptors Stage Architectural Intervention For ArtPrize

Before it is razed and reënvisioned, a derelict neighborhood in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan is being occupied by IU MFAs competing in ArtPrize 2016.

September 3, 2016

 

Giving A Wildly Popular Art-Making Activity The College Try

Whether stress reliever, creative outlet, antidote to screens, or happy hour pastime, coloring has become popular among adults and lucrative for publishers.

August 5, 2016

 

Kindergarten through second grade students at Rogers Elementary worked with Dr. Emily Bobo's Intro to Poetry students at Ivy Tech Community College to write poems based on pictures that are published in Bobo's Books 1:1:1.

Bobo Books: A Salute To The Sustaining Power Of Poetry

A new series of books combining poetry and images documents some Bloomington children's first forays into poetry while offering tangible sustenance to others.

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