Ovation Chai Point welcomes a new resident this fall, 21-year-old Bailey Kissack. Bailey, a senior at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee studying theater production and film, is Ovation’s eighth student artist in residence.

The Student Artist in Residence program was developed more than 10 years ago in partnership with the UWM Creative Trust, an alliance committed to fostering life-long learning through the arts and transforming aging in the process. The group, led by Professor Anne Basting, is focused on bridging the gap between generations.

“Lifelong learning keeps us all young,” said Tricia Cohn, Executive Director at Ovation Chai Point. “We’re so excited to have Bailey join us this year and to have that youthful energy back on our campus.”

In addition to her studies at UWM, Bailey works several jobs, including as a house manager for the Milwaukee Rep. She loves living in the city and enjoys cycling along the lakefront. Her artistic endeavors include a passion for designing and sewing clothing. She also has developed her own timeless style that merges trends from different decades. At Chai Point, she plans to lead a variety of creative art workshops.

“I’m super excited to be here and can’t wait to get to know everyone,” Bailey said. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to take part in this unique experience, and I hope the residents get as much out of it as I do. I believe art is a healing force and am looking forward to sharing the pure joy that comes from creating.”