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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

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.

September 24, 2015

 

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Tuning In And Turning On To Nature Sounds

This summer's Nature Sounds series has staged live musical performances in Bloomington parks in a way that showcases the setting as much as the music.

September 16, 2015

 

The Ecosexuals: Tree-Hugging And Then Some

Veteran adult entertainer and artist Annie Sprinkle and partner Beth Stephens propose a pleasure-driven approach to environmentalism.

August 28, 2015

 

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Is It Only A Joke? The Put-On And Its Deeper Meaning

In her book Practically Joking, IU folklorist Moira Marsh suggests that the common prank be reevalutated for its social and aesthetic function.

August 17, 2015

 

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Wielding Knives And Making Marks: A Mother-Daughter Story

Tackling socio-political issues with carving tools is a family affair for Bloomington printmakers Danielle Urschel and Izzy Jarvis.

July 30, 2015

 

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CMF: The Path To Hollywood Can Begin At The Quad

Two IU filmmakers may have proven Leonard Bernstein's theory that to achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

July 24, 2015

 

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Sculpture Trails: Solsberry’s International Melting Pot

If you’re an artist who makes cast iron sculpture, you can’t just do it anywhere.

July 23, 2015

 

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WFIU Book Club: Karl Ove Knausgård’s “My Struggle”

Poet and publisher Dave Torneo discusses the first of six volumes of Karl Ove Knausgård's autobiographical novel, translated from the Norwegian.

July 16, 2015

 

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Taking A Page Out Of A Tradition, To Tell One’s Own Story

The intimacy of the book—that it is something you hold in your hand--is what lends the medium of the artist's book so readily to personal expression.

July 10, 2015

 

portrait of Elizabeth Vaught

Elizabeth Vaught: Martinsville’s Accidental Artist

After life taught her to find opportunity in adversity, Elizabeth Vaught has built her studio practice on creating art from discarded objects.

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