October Events at Chai Point

James Slauson, professor of Art History and Humanities at MIAD, returns to discuss the Romanticism/Romantic era on Thursday, October 11, at 3:00 pm. This era is characterized by its emphasis on emotion and individualism, as well as glorification of the past and nature. Slauson has been teaching at MIAD for more than 20 years.

Chai Point welcomes multi-media artists Madeline McGrath and Hayley McCormick with an artist’s reception on Thursday, October 14, at 4:00 pm. Trained as a sculptor, Milwaukee-based artist Madeline McGrath has exhibited her intermedia works internationally as well as in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. In 2009 she earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also taught art courses. McCormick’s wanderlust has taken her from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, to Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Ireland and Milwaukee. Along the way, she has collected various fine art diplomas, her most recent being a degree in photography from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Their work will be on display in the Chai Point Art Gallery through November 2016.

On Thursday, October 20, at 1:30 pm, author and activist Paul Geenen discusses the history of Milwaukee’s civil rights movement based upon his book “Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the 60s and 70s.” In the book, Geenen chronicles the challenges faced by this coalition in the fight for open housing and better working conditions for Milwaukee’s minority community. He is a retired entrepreneur, author and grandfather of eight.

Howard Tolkan, Milwaukee attorney, community volunteer and Jewish music aficionado, presents a program on music history on Wednesday, October 26, at 3:00 pm. He will explore the traditions of religious music and secular music, such as Klezmer.

All programs and performances are free unless otherwise noted. Free parking is also available under the building at 1414 N. Prospect Avenue. These events are in addition to regularly scheduled activities such as yoga and NIA. As always, attending a class, a concert or special event at Chai Point Senior Living is a great way to sample the “Chai” life!


Chai Point Senior Living offers assisted and independent living apartments in an elegant high-rise building overlooking Lake Michigan. Geared for today’s active and engaged older adults, Chai Point residents are sophisticated and culturally, socially and politically engaged.