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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

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.

February 29, 2016

 

Breezeway Gallery

Mutual Projection: We Found Love In A Placeless Place

A relationship that flickered in the fugitive medium of the text message is reified in the most transitory of gallery spaces.

February 15, 2016

 

houses on street

Maureen Forman: Drawing More Closely To A Sense of Herself

Painter Maureen Forman has used the immediacy of her surroundings and directness of graphite to discover her own voice.

February 11, 2016

 

Poets Antonia Matthew and Tony Brewer listen in as the orchestra performs music that inspired their verse.

Taking “Poetic License” To Marry Music And Verse

As part of its mission to expand audiences for classical music, the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra has been reinventing the concert experience.

February 9, 2016

 

Jeremy Proulx plays Chief Bromden in the Cardinal Stage production of

Jeremy Proulx Reinterprets The Chief In Cardinal’s “Cuckoo”

Hollywood is not known for its fully realized Native American roles, but Jeremy Proulx is plumbing an iconic--yet dated--Native role for its depth.

February 2, 2016

 

The monitor offers a scene being shot in Trinity Episcopal's church office, in which actor/producer Zach Spicer plays a priest counseling parishioners.

Bloomington Gives Its Blessing To “The Good Catholic”

Technology makes it easier to make a movie wherever you like. The IU alumni producing "The Good Catholic" have chosen to test this theory in Bloomington.

January 10, 2016

 

Dana building with Pyle mural overpainted.

Restoring The Luster To Ernie Pyle’s Legacy

Residents of Dana, Indiana bemoan the removal of a mural honoring hometown hero Ernie Pyle. One man is seeking to refurbish the war correspondent's image.

December 19, 2015

 

view of early morning sky through limestone arch on IU campus

A View From The Street: Homeless Artists Share Their World

Readers of Bloom Magazine are being invited to take a look at their city through the eyes of its homeless residents.

December 2, 2015

 

Dan Wakefield: Going All The Way And Going Home Again

Indianapolis native, writer Dan Wakefield celebrates the reissue of his World War II home front novel and reflects on his friendship with Kurt Vonnegut.

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