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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

October 18, 2013

 

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A Diamond Is Forever (…But So Is A Digital Archive)

Australian jewelry designer Sim Luttin has evolved from using silver to using wood and paper, ephemeral materials that humbly assert "These Moments Existed".

October 16, 2013

 

invitation for jewelry design show at the Fuller Projects

Zooming Toward The Future Of Craft

A symposium and nine related exhibitions drawing participants from around the country to the Bloomington campus will showcase the cutting edge of craft.

October 1, 2013

 

singers Christine Salem and Janiece Jaffe perform at 2013 Lotus Festival

Songs Of The Spirit Need No Translation

Christine Salem, controversial singer of banned slave songs, invited local chanteuse Janiece Jaffe to join her Lotus set for a musical meeting of spirits.

September 23, 2013

 

Photo of the film

The Island Of Misfit Movies: Orphans Midwest Film Symposium

Orphans Midwest celebrates a motley assortment of ephemeral celluloid-- from old educational films to home movies and test reels.

September 17, 2013

 

An abstract painting consisting of vibrant colors and many unidentified shapes depicting a state of mind by Jorge Queiroz

Geist Und Form: Spiritual Paintings From Berlin

Ten international painters living in Berlin explore the spiritual and formal elements in their more or less abstract paintings on view at the Grunwald Gallery.

September 11, 2013

 

microscopic image of neural network

Picturing A Pathway Through Emotional Terrain

Artist Arthur Liou took live images of neurons as a starting point for his video installation Sonnet 27, a meditation on memory and forgetting.

August 19, 2013

 

pencils, paper, scissors

Drawing Together: The Sixth Annual 12-Hour Comic Book Day

“Comic book” is a pretty loose term in this room, where on one side, it's zombies and explosions, and on the other, an active reconstruction of the genre.

August 6, 2013

 

photo of five red mailboxes with trailers in background

Drive-By Shooting: Documenting A Lifelong Roadtrip

"I love my job because of the things I get to see," admits professional driver Mark Kidd, whose photo exhibition, "Long Term Parking" is on view at the Waldron.

June 25, 2013

 

Sophia and her son Finn

A Song For Sophia: Born On The Wing, Grown In Bloomington

Like its namesake, the song "Sophia" blends an international pedigree with homegrown craft.

June 12, 2013

 

limestone carver stands with his sculpture of an enormous pair of stone scissors

Limestone Traditions: Stories From The Quarries

Traditional Arts Indiana marks Limestone Month with a showcase of stories told by carvers, cutters, and quarrymen.

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