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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

March 31, 2017

 

Campbell And Wolin: Struggles In The Heartland

Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell and photographer Jeffrey Wolin have dedicated themselves to representing life in America's lower socio-economic strata.

March 24, 2017

 

Art Inspired By Pride Of Place And In Service Of The Displaced

Pride of place inspires a native Hoosier to take up the art of jigsaw puzzle-cutting; a desire to welcome and support the displaced spurs a musician to action.

March 17, 2017

 

Women Of The Cafe: Maverick, Muse, Outlier, Fixture

A salute to women who start art museums in cornfields, fly planes from recliners, play accordion while civically engaged, and aspire to be linebackers.

March 10, 2017

 

Making Things Work: Tales From A Cabinetmaker’s Life

Nancy Hiller's new book of tales comes with a warning for "sailor language" and features talking parrots but started as a philosophical treatise.

March 4, 2017

 

Designing Women, A Young Puzzler, And A Literary Lion

Visits with unconventional woodworkers, The New York Times' youngest crossword puzzler, and an original member of New York's literary Bohemia at mid-century.

February 27, 2017

 

Arts Patronage As Activism, Lifelike Stage Death, Diasporic Dance

We pull back the curtain to reveal IU's special effects crew playing with their food, and an activist whose support allows Cardinal to stage challenging plays.

February 18, 2017

 

Duchamp’s “Fountain” At 100, And The Black Lives Matter Songbook

Turning a urinal into a sculpture may have been a response to the atrocity of war; African-American music has long had its own way of registering dissent.

February 10, 2017

 

Chinese Feminism, A Woodworking Surgeon, Love Songs And Pie

On Valentine's Eve, one father bakes pies and sings of love; another left his loving legacy in wood and woods. Plus, pictures of Chinese feminism in action.

February 3, 2017

 

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Refreshing Perspectives: Columbus Architecture, Liz Ingram Prints

Artists Liz Ingram and Vik Muniz, and a Columbus architecture tour guide suggest strategies that refresh our vision and reconnect us to the world.

January 27, 2017

 

Man Tattooing Another Man

Indiana’s Tattoo History & Vik Muniz

The mark of the outsider has been co-opted by the mainstream, yet the art form evolves. Two shows at the Grunwald Gallery explore Indiana's tattoo history.

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