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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 9, 2014

 

A view inside a participating studio

Backstage Pass To Creative Process: Bloomington Open Studios

Basement studios joined established art spaces to host visitors for the third annual Bloomington Open Studios Tour last weekend.

June 5, 2014

 

artist in studio leans over books

A Most Perfect Machine: Rekindling Interest In The Book

Book artist Mary Uthuppuru consistently returns to the concept of the book as a physical, mechanical object—not simply a vehicle for information.

May 28, 2014

 

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So, This Psychologist Walks Into A Comedy Club…

Psychologist by day, comedienne by night, Stephanie Lochbihler draws liberally from a third role--as mother--for laughs.

May 21, 2014

 

portrait of author Karen Joy Fowler

Partly Fact, Partly Fiction, And Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler sets her award-winning novel in Bloomington, right at the border of autobiography and science fiction.

May 20, 2014

 

poem and drawing

Short-Order Poets Peddle Verse In The Street

Chicago's Poems While You Wait project comes to Bloomington.

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.

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