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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 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.

July 29, 2016

 

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Krisha: A Family Drama Teetering On The Edge Of Documentary

Krisha Fairchild's portrayal of a tormented prodigal daughter who once called Bloomington home screens at this weekend's Middle Coast Film Festival.

July 22, 2016

 

Painting At The Core, Across Decades And Continents

Regardless of the vagaries of time and place--no matter how dramatic--Annemarie Mahler-Ettinger identifies with the art she has made since the age of three.

July 9, 2016

 

Sandy Wood Taylor and her granddaughter

Remembering Sandy Wood Taylor

It's the rare artist who maintains a serious stake in visual arts and music. Family, friends, colleagues, and a suprising protege remember Sandy Wood Taylor.

June 30, 2016

 

landscape painting of Muscatatuck Creek

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

 

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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.

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