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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 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.

June 11, 2013

 

installation view of t-shirt exhibition in Columbus

Ubiquitous, Ephemeral, And Frequently Worn With Jeans

T-shirts commemorating Shaun Cassidy and Tiananmen Square mingle with a tie-dye t-shirt owned by the late economist and Nobel Laureate, Elinor Ostrom.

May 21, 2013

 

children admiring cakes

Finding The Sweet Spot Between Baking And Building

The Architectural Cake Contest takes a playful approach to the task of historic preservation, but ends up revealing that architecture is just the icing on top.

May 14, 2013

 

abstract painting by Rowena Comrie

Rowena Comrie: From Scottish Shore To Color Field

Painter Rowena Comrie, president of the Scottish Artists Union, exhibits abstract oils and landscapes in watercolor at two Bloomington galleries.

March 26, 2013

 

Beyond The Plain Gold Band: An Artistic Proposal

Just in time for the spring wedding season, the exhibition "I Do...Do I?" showcases IU jewelry makers’ own take on the most iconic piece of jewelry.

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