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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

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.

November 23, 2015

 

young fighter prepares for the ring

“Rooted12″: Picturing The Real Stories Of The Midwest

Beyond clichés about the heartland and the popular imagery of "authenticity", a new photography magazine seeks to tell the real stories of the Midwest.

November 13, 2015

 

cross-sections of nuts on black display with packing materials

The Wunderkammer: All The World In A Room

Personal effects, zoological specimens, and bric-à-brac from across IU’s two centuries abound in the Wunderkammer, currently on view at the Grunwald Gallery.

November 4, 2015

 

CSAB: Cultivating Collectors, Feeding Artists

In Bloomington, there’s a new way for visual artists to connect with patrons. And the business model comes from an unlikely source--the crop share.

September 29, 2015

 

Student designer Mary Grace Jackson models a dress designed by a fellow student created in homage to Halston.  The Halston-inspired gowns were paired with jewelry created by BFA and MFA students from IU's Department of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design.

Rediscovering Halston’s Timeless (And Seamless) Elegance

The designer who determined what the 70s looked like spent his teen years in Indiana. Budding Hoosier designers are finding inspiration in vintage Halston.

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