Heart of Detroit: Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan

Heart of Detroit: Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan


>>Jason: I ALWAYS FORGET ABOUT
THAT HOME THAT HE HAD HERE. THAT HOME THAT HE HAD HERE.
>>>A WELL-KNOWN DETROIT ARTIST>>>A WELL-KNOWN DETROIT ARTIST
IS USING HER PASSION FOR KIDS. IS USING HER PASSION FOR KIDS.
>>Kim: IN THIS WEEK’S “THE>>Kim: IN THIS WEEK’S “THE
HEART OF DETROIT,” HOW GALE HEART OF DETROIT,” HOW GALE
ROSENBLOOM KAPLAN IS USING ART ROSENBLOOM KAPLAN IS USING ART
TO HEAL. TO HEAL.
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>>Mitch: GAIL ROSENBLOOM KAPLAN>>Mitch: GAIL ROSENBLOOM KAPLAN
IS AN ARTIST WITH INTERNATIONAL IS AN ARTIST WITH INTERNATIONAL
FAME. FAME.
8 YEARS AGO, SHE GOT THE ITCH TO 8 YEARS AGO, SHE GOT THE ITCH TO
STEP OUT OF HER STUDIO AND WORK STEP OUT OF HER STUDIO AND WORK
IN THE COMMUNITY. IN THE COMMUNITY.
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN
CAME CALLING. CAME CALLING.
>>THEY SAID, WE HAVE AN>>THEY SAID, WE HAVE AN
OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU, FOR AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU, FOR AN
ARTIST TO WORK IN THE HOSPITAL ARTIST TO WORK IN THE HOSPITAL
WITH PEDIATRIC PATIENTS. WITH PEDIATRIC PATIENTS.
IT FEELS NATURAL BECAUSE I WORK IT FEELS NATURAL BECAUSE I WORK
A LOT WITH KIDS. A LOT WITH KIDS.
>>Mitch: SO TWO DAYS A WEEK,>>Mitch: SO TWO DAYS A WEEK,
SHE SETS UP A MINI STUDIO AND SHE SETS UP A MINI STUDIO AND
THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN
OVERWHELMING. OVERWHELMING.
>>FOR THE POPULATION OF KIDS>>FOR THE POPULATION OF KIDS
I’M WORKING WITH, THIS IS SUPER I’M WORKING WITH, THIS IS SUPER
EXCITING AND FOR A REASON TO GET EXCITING AND FOR A REASON TO GET
OUT OF THEIR BED AND WALK DOWN OUT OF THEIR BED AND WALK DOWN
THE HALL TO HAVE FUN. THE HALL TO HAVE FUN.
IT’S REWARDING FOR ME AND THEM, IT’S REWARDING FOR ME AND THEM,
AS WELL. AS WELL.
HERE, IT WAS USING ART AS A HERE, IT WAS USING ART AS A
VENUE TO COMMUNICATE AND A VENUE TO COMMUNICATE AND A
REASON TO TALK. REASON TO TALK.
WHEN THEY’RE SITTING THERE, THEY WHEN THEY’RE SITTING THERE, THEY
FORGET WHERE THEY ARE AND SO DO FORGET WHERE THEY ARE AND SO DO
I. I.
>>Mitch: SHE OFFERS PAINTING ON>>Mitch: SHE OFFERS PAINTING ON
A T-SHIRT OR SAND ART ON A A T-SHIRT OR SAND ART ON A
STICKY BOARD AND IMMERSE STICKY BOARD AND IMMERSE
THEMSELVES IN THE WORLD OF ART. THEMSELVES IN THE WORLD OF ART.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT ART THAT YOU WHAT IS IT ABOUT ART THAT YOU
FEEL IS HEALING? FEEL IS HEALING?
>>WHAT’S HEALING ABOUT IT IS IT>>WHAT’S HEALING ABOUT IT IS IT
GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY NOT GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY NOT
JUST TO DO A PROJECT BUT TO DEAL JUST TO DO A PROJECT BUT TO DEAL
WITH BEING IN THE HOSPITAL AND WITH BEING IN THE HOSPITAL AND
HAVING SOMETHING TO FOCUS ON HAVING SOMETHING TO FOCUS ON
OTHER THAN THEIR ILLNESS. OTHER THAN THEIR ILLNESS.
THEY FEEL EMPOWERED AND THEY’RE THEY FEEL EMPOWERED AND THEY’RE
EXCITED THAT THEY’VE DONE EXCITED THAT THEY’VE DONE
SOMETHING NEW. SOMETHING NEW.
AND IT’S A TOTAL REWARDING JOB AND IT’S A TOTAL REWARDING JOB
AND AS AN ARTIST, I FEEL AND AS AN ARTIST, I FEEL
GRATIFIED. GRATIFIED.
>>Mitch: SHE IS SHOWING THE>>Mitch: SHE IS SHOWING THE
TRUE HEALING POWER OF ART RIGHT TRUE HEALING POWER OF ART RIGHT
HERE IN “THE HEART OF DETROIT.”

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