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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 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.

April 6, 2016

 

scientist in lab coat pauses in lab

Love, Loss … And The Lab Coat

The danger of chemical spills has taught Annie Bowling to respect the lab coat, but underneath that, the research technician's dress code is stress-free.

April 1, 2016

 

selfie of Kacey and Kristy

Love, Loss, And The Consolation Of A C Cup

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 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.

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