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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 30, 2016

 

painting of snowy hilltop and house

Purple Haze And Singing Winds: Steele’s Indiana Impressions

The first solo museum show of T.C. Steele's paintings in Indianapolis since his death in 1926 asserts the artist's devotion to his native surroundings.

May 31, 2016

 

BOST 2015

Better Living Through Art (Or Why A Picture Needs A Bicycle)

The Bloomington Open Studio Tour is celebrating its fifth year of showcasing art and building community with a bike map, a mobile app, and demos galore.

May 13, 2016

 

   couple smiles beside art museum sign

A Transformative Gift: IUAM Becomes Eskenazi Museum Of Art

All year, IU's art museum has been celebrating its 75th birthday. This week, the occasion was toasted by a stunning act of philanthropy.

May 5, 2016

 

race cars on track

Free Verse For The Free Bird Crowd

Along with cold brews and hot cars, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be fueled by a highly unlikely injection: poetry.

April 20, 2016

 

triceratops bones in Steve Bodi's garage

Digging Up Bones: One Man’s Hobby

There are plenty of dinosaur bones out west, but fossils on federal land are reserved for museums and universities. This makes thing complicated for hobbyists.

April 7, 2016

 

cityscape in ink and watercolor

Cerebral Graffiti: To Access The Mind, Reach For The Pencil

At IUCA+D, scientists, artists, software designers, and architects from around the country are considering how freehand drawing sparks the imaginative process.

April 6, 2016

 

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Love, Loss … And The Lab Coat

The danger of chemical spills has taught Annie Bowling to respect the lab coat, but underneath that, the research technician's dress code is stress-free.

April 1, 2016

 

selfie of Kacey and Kristy

Love, Loss, And The Consolation Of A C Cup

WFIU Arts salutes Cardinal Stage's casting of 16 area women in "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" with true local stories about suiting up for life's challenges.

March 31, 2016

 

portrait of blonde woman wearing wings sitting in front of window

Love, Loss, And What I Wore (Until The End Of The Song)

WFIU Arts salutes Cardinal Stage's casting of 16 area women in "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" with true local stories about suiting up for life's challenges.

March 8, 2016

 

Maurice Sendak, from Where The Wild Things Are

Making Mischief Of One Kind And Another

Exorcising his demons through imaginative play became a lifelong pastime for Maurice Sendak. A retrospective of his work is currently on view in Bloomington.

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