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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

May 1, 2014

 

man in suit stands behind rod-iron fence in front of Italianate house in Savannah Georgia in this black-and-white photograph from 1980

There Almost Went The Neighborhood: Gay Men and Preservation

"You can always tell an urban neighborhood in transition by that harbinger of change--the corner Art Deco shop opened by two gentlemen friends.”

April 29, 2014

 

three people at podium with painting

A Day In The Life…Of Joel Washington

Some people drop everything to pursue a dream. Painter Joel Washington, however, keeps his day job to fuel his passion.

April 15, 2014

 

photo of interior with figures

Jerry Uelsmann: Landscapes Of The Imagination

Although his pictures contain elements of visual reality, what they seem to represent is not the world out there, but, rather, inner life--a memory, a dream.

April 1, 2014

 

colorized photo of pool from 1930s

Having Traveled The World, Artist Travels Through Time

Colorizing digital scans of historic photographs of Bloomington has provided a kind of out-of-body experience for artist Avi Katz.

March 5, 2014

 

lady in pink and black dances in front of a line of people dancing and clapping in a multi-purpose room at Stonebelt

I Am You: Improvising Empathy

In this show, members of the audience are invited to tell stories to be instantly transformed on stage by the nation's only inclusive playback theater troupe.

February 20, 2014

 

Post-punk heroes, the Dancing Cigarettes

One Night Only: Burroughs And The Dancing Cigarettes

An exhibition at IU's Lilly Library takes viewers back to the night William S. Burroughs performed onstage with a beloved Bloomington band.

February 15, 2014

 

Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a scene from P.T. Anderson's 2012 film The Master

Tribute To “The Master”: A Philip Seymour Hoffman Marathon

In the wake of the actor's untimely death February 2, IU Cinema has organized a unique tribute designed to capture the breadth and intensity of his work.

February 7, 2014

 

portrait of Lydia Lunch

Blunt Force Lunch: A Knuckle Sandwich With A Hug On The Side

Lydia Lunch was just a teenager when she came to define Lower East Side cool. She has maintained a robust presence on the avant-garde ever since.

January 30, 2014

 

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Almost Illuminated: Ed Bernstein’s Black-And-White World

Ed Bernstein’s subject is nothing less than the fate of Western civilization, and his dramatic imagery and art historical sources attest to his ambition.

January 9, 2014

 

woman emerging from parked car

Living To Tell The Tale: Pigeon Hill, Then And Now

Jeffrey Wolin's new show pairs photos of residents of Bloomington’s subsidized housing projects taken in the late 80s with their current portraits.

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