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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

January 8, 2015

 

Onya La Tour at her desk.

Planting The Seed Of Modernism In The Brown County Hills

Onya LaTour had hopped a freighter to Russia and run an art gallery in Puerto Rico before opening the Indiana Museum of Modern Art in a Nashville farmhouse.

December 29, 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.

December 22, 2014

 

Skyline sign

Move Over Jimmy Stewart, It’s ‘Santa Conquers The Martians’

Shelbyville's Skyline Drive-In caters to the niche market where Norman Rockwell nostalgia meets grindhouse funk.

December 8, 2014

 

detail of young girl in red dress

Pierre Daura: Painting A Portrait Of Happily Ever After

Defying the prevailing narrative, domestic bliss inspired Pierre Daura to paint. Works by the modern master are currently on view at the IU Art Museum.

November 11, 2014

 

a seated woman spins wool beside a table of handmade wares and yarn hanging from a rack

Artisan Guilds Holiday Show: A Community Tradition, Tripled

This year for the first time, three local artisan guilds join forces to create a destination for those seeking one-of-a-kind gifts in glass, clay, and fiber.

October 31, 2014

 

Mother adjusts daughter's headdress in preparation for powwow.

Celebrating Community And Enacting Culture At IU’s Powwow

The word "powwow" has crept into the vernacular to mean “meeting”, but for Native Americans, the powwow is a "terribly important enactment of culture".

October 28, 2014

 

Nell and Krista speaking on stage

Taming The Beast: Storyzilla Refines The Art Of Storytelling

It's no monster, but Storyzilla is definitely giving the traditional definition of storytelling a good shake-up.

October 27, 2014

 

Photograph by Francesco Scavullo of Samuel Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe 1974.

Sam Wagstaff: The Man Who Made Mapplethorpe

As the Kinsey unveils its Mapplethorpes, a new biography sheds light on a figure central to the photographer's story--and the course of contemporary art.

September 26, 2014

 

Children Of The Cornucopia: Weintraub’s New Work At DePauw

Caleb Weintraub's work is narratively suggestive; but it might just suggest "the chaos and despair of not having a narrative."

August 15, 2014

 

Inside And Out: From The Ivory Tower To The Daily Grind

MFA painters at IU got a nuts-and-bolts education about the job of being an artist when they mounted an exhibition at a New York gallery this summer.

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