Live in the D: Heart of Detroit Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan

Live in the D: Heart of Detroit Gail Rosenbloom Kaplan


>>Tati: SPENDING TIME IN THE>>Tati: SPENDING TIME IN THE
HOSPITAL CAN BE TOUGH ON ANYONE. HOSPITAL CAN BE TOUGH ON ANYONE.
BUT FOR CHILDREN, IT CAN BE BUT FOR CHILDREN, IT CAN BE
ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT. ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT.
>>Jason: AND YET THERE’S ONE>>Jason: AND YET THERE’S ONE
LOCAL WOMAN HOPING TO CHANGE ALL LOCAL WOMAN HOPING TO CHANGE ALL
THAT BY USING HER TALENT IN ART THAT BY USING HER TALENT IN ART
TO HELP YOUNG PATIENTS IN THE TO HELP YOUNG PATIENTS IN THE
HEALING PROCESS. HEALING PROCESS.
>>Tati: MITCH SHOWS US HOW GAIL>>Tati: MITCH SHOWS US HOW GAIL
ROSENBLOOM KAPLAN IS MAKING A ROSENBLOOM KAPLAN IS MAKING A
DIFFERENCE IN “THE HEART OF DIFFERENCE IN “THE HEART OF
DETROIT.” DETROIT.”
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>>Mitch: GAIL IS A LOCAL ARTIST>>Mitch: GAIL IS A LOCAL ARTIST
WITH INTERNATIONAL FAME. WITH INTERNATIONAL FAME.
HER WORK SPANS MULTIPLE MEDIUMS, HER WORK SPANS MULTIPLE MEDIUMS,
BUT SHE GOT THE ITCH TO STEP OUT BUT SHE GOT THE ITCH TO STEP OUT
AND START WORKING IN THE AND START WORKING IN THE
COMMUNITY. 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: SHE SETS UP A MINI ART>>Mitch: SHE SETS UP A MINI ART
STUDIO AND THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN STUDIO AND THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN
OVERWHELMING. OVERWHELMING.
>>FOR THE POPULATION OF KIDS I>>FOR THE POPULATION OF KIDS I
WORK WITH, THIS IS SUPER WORK WITH, THIS IS SUPER
EXCITING AND FOR THEM TO HAVE A EXCITING AND FOR THEM TO HAVE A
REASON TO GET OUT OF THEIR BED, REASON TO GET OUT OF THEIR BED,
WALK DOWN THE HALL AND HAVE FUN. WALK DOWN THE HALL AND HAVE FUN.
AND HERE IT’S A REASON TO TALK. AND HERE IT’S A 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 HAS PAINTING ON A>>Mitch: SHE HAS PAINTING ON A
T-SHIRT OR SAND ART ON A STICKY T-SHIRT OR SAND ART ON A STICKY
BOARD. BOARD.
THEY CHOOSE THEIR DESIGN AND THEY CHOOSE THEIR DESIGN AND
IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THE WORLD IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN THE WORLD
OF ART. OF ART.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT ART THAT YOU WHAT IS IT ABOUT ART THAT YOU
FEEL IS HEALING, ESPECIALLY FOR FEEL IS HEALING, ESPECIALLY FOR
CHILDREN? CHILDREN?
>>WHAT’S HEALING IS IT GIVES>>WHAT’S HEALING IS IT GIVES
THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOT JUST THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOT JUST
DO A PROJECT BUT TO DEAL WITH DO A PROJECT BUT TO DEAL WITH
BEING IN THE HOSPITAL AND HAVING BEING IN THE HOSPITAL AND HAVING
SOMETHING TO FOCUS ON OTHER THAN SOMETHING TO FOCUS ON OTHER THAN
THEIR ILLNESS AND FEEL EMPOWERED THEIR ILLNESS AND FEEL EMPOWERED
BY IT AND LEAVE AND THEY’RE BY IT AND LEAVE AND THEY’RE
EXCITED THEY’VE DONE SOMETHING EXCITED THEY’VE DONE SOMETHING
NEW, AND IT’S A TOTAL REWARDING NEW, AND IT’S A TOTAL REWARDING
JOB. JOB.
I FEEL GRATIFIED. I FEEL GRATIFIED.
>>Mitch: GAIL IS SHOWING THE>>Mitch: GAIL IS SHOWING THE
TRUE HEALING POWER OF ART HERE TRUE HEALING POWER OF ART HERE
IN “THE HEART OF DETROIT.” IN “THE HEART OF DETROIT.”
>>Tati: WHAT A LOVELY STUDIO.>>Tati: WHAT A LOVELY STUDIO.
JOINING ME IS GAIL ROSENBLOOM JOINING ME IS GAIL ROSENBLOOM
KAPLAN. KAPLAN.
>>THANK YOU, IT’S AN HONOR.>>THANK YOU, IT’S AN HONOR.
>>Tati: AND YOU HAVE BROUGHT IN>>Tati: AND YOU HAVE BROUGHT IN
SOME OF THE AM THE SOME OF THE AM THE
PATIENTS AT THE HOSPITAL. PATIENTS AT THE HOSPITAL.
IT’S BEAUTIFUL! IT’S BEAUTIFUL!
>>WHAT I DO IS SAND ART>>WHAT I DO IS SAND ART
PROJECT, AND WE HAVE DESIGNS PROJECT, AND WE HAVE DESIGNS
THAT WE’VE CREATED. THAT WE’VE CREATED.
AS AN EXAMPLE, WE HAVE THE KIDS AS AN EXAMPLE, WE HAVE THE KIDS
IN THE HOSPITAL, THEY LOVE THEIR IN THE HOSPITAL, THEY LOVE THEIR
SUPER HEROES. SUPER HEROES.
SO THIS LITTLE PROJECT AND WE SO THIS LITTLE PROJECT AND WE
HAVE COLORED SAND IN 40 COLLARS. HAVE COLORED SAND IN 40 COLLARS.
AND THEY TAKE OFF THE STICKERS AND THEY TAKE OFF THE STICKERS
AND APPLY THE SAND, SHAKE IT AND APPLY THE SAND, SHAKE IT
OFF, AND WE GET THIS. OFF, AND WE GET THIS.
AND THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF AND THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF
DESIGNS ARE WHAT THE KIDS LIKE. DESIGNS ARE WHAT THE KIDS LIKE.
WE HAVE THE D, THE TIGER COMING WE HAVE THE D, THE TIGER COMING
OUT OF THE D. OUT OF THE D.
WE HAVE CUPCAKES, A LOT OF KIDS WE HAVE CUPCAKES, A LOT OF KIDS
ARE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THEIR ARE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THEIR
BIRTHDAY AND WANT TO CELEBRATE. BIRTHDAY AND WANT TO CELEBRATE.
IT’S A FAST PROJECT AND VERY IT’S A FAST PROJECT AND VERY
MUCH A GUARANTEED SUCCESS AND MUCH A GUARANTEED SUCCESS AND
THEY HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH THE THEY HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH THE
SAND ART. SAND ART.
>>Tati: SO WHAT IS IT ABOUT ART>>Tati: SO WHAT IS IT ABOUT ART
THAT HELPS THE CHILDREN ESCAPE THAT HELPS THE CHILDREN ESCAPE
THE MIND-SET THAT THEY’RE IN A THE MIND-SET THAT THEY’RE IN A
HOSPITAL AND GETTING TREATMENT? HOSPITAL AND GETTING TREATMENT?
>>WHEN THEY KNOW I’M IN THE>>WHEN THEY KNOW I’M IN THE
HOSPITAL, THEY KNEE THEY’RE HOSPITAL, THEY KNEE THEY’RE
LEAVING THEIR ROOM, WALKING DOWN LEAVING THEIR ROOM, WALKING DOWN
THE HALL AND COMING INTO AN ART THE HALL AND COMING INTO AN ART
STUDIO. STUDIO.
>>Tati: I LOVE IT!>>Tati: I LOVE IT!
HOW CAN THEY HELP BY DONATE HOW CAN THEY HELP BY DONATE
SUPPLIES, OR HOW DOES THAT WORK? SUPPLIES, OR HOW DOES THAT WORK?
>>I WORK THROUGH A GRANT FROM>>I WORK THROUGH A GRANT FROM
THE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION OF THE THE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION OF THE
HOSPITAL. HOSPITAL.
AS FAR AS SUPPLIES, THEY DO AS FAR AS SUPPLIES, THEY DO
INCLUDE THE SUPPLIES, SO ANY INCLUDE THE SUPPLIES, SO ANY
DONATIONS WOULD GO DIRECTLY TO DONATIONS WOULD GO DIRECTLY TO
THE FOUNDATION AND THEY KNOW THE THE FOUNDATION AND THEY KNOW THE
MATERIALS THAT I USE. MATERIALS THAT I USE.
AND MATERIALS I ALSO USE ON AND MATERIALS I ALSO USE ON
OTHER PROJECTS, THE T-SHIRTS, OTHER PROJECTS, THE T-SHIRTS,
THE MOST POPULAR. THE MOST POPULAR.
THEY COME IN, A BLANK WHITE THEY COME IN, A BLANK WHITE
T-SHIRT AND COP UP WITH A SUPER T-SHIRT AND COP UP WITH A SUPER
HERO IMAGE WHATEVER IT IS THEY HERO IMAGE WHATEVER IT IS THEY
LIKE AND I DRAW IT QUICKLY. LIKE AND I DRAW IT QUICKLY.
AND BASED ON THE NEW SHOWS, WE AND BASED ON THE NEW SHOWS, WE
HAVE SUPER HEROES, I OUTLINE IT HAVE SUPER HEROES, I OUTLINE IT
AND THEY PAINT IT. AND THEY PAINT IT.
AND THE EXCITING THING FOR THE AND THE EXCITING THING FOR THE
KIDS IS THEY SAY, DO WE GET TO KIDS IS THEY SAY, DO WE GET TO
KEEP THESE SHIRTS? KEEP THESE SHIRTS?
AND THE PROOF OF THE SUCCESS OF AND THE PROOF OF THE SUCCESS OF
THE PROJECT IS MANY OF THEM ARE THE PROJECT IS MANY OF THEM ARE
SEEN WALKING DOWN THE HALLS WITH SEEN WALKING DOWN THE HALLS WITH
THEIR ART, WEARING IT. THEIR ART, WEARING IT.
AND WHEN THEY LEAVE THE HOSPITAL AND WHEN THEY LEAVE THE HOSPITAL
AND MANY PATIENTS ARE RETURN AND MANY PATIENTS ARE RETURN
PATIENTS AND COMING BACK TO THE PATIENTS AND COMING BACK TO THE
HOSPITAL, THEY WEAR THEIR HOSPITAL, THEY WEAR THEIR
T-SHIRTS. T-SHIRTS.
>>Tati: WHERE CAN PEEP LEARN>>Tati: WHERE CAN PEEP LEARN
MORE ABOUT YOU? MORE ABOUT YOU?
>>I HAVE MY WEBSITE, THE>>I HAVE MY WEBSITE, THE
HOSPITAL DOES HAVE A WEBSITE AS HOSPITAL DOES HAVE A WEBSITE AS
WELL.

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