December 16, 2021
Artist in Residence
Dana Langenbrunner, a former Hopewell resident, returned to Hopewell as a Visiting Artist to lead a 3-day workshop for staff and residents. Her workshop centered around the theme of empowerment – participants engaged in meaningful discussions about empowerment and learned how to create books. Dana joined morning art crews and spent time getting to know new residents and catching up with staff members during her visit.
Dana is a Cincinnati artist, mental health advocate, and peer recovery coach. Her passion for art came at a young age to cope with her own mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and trauma. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Art Therapy through Mount Saint Joseph University.
Dana uses art day-to-day to help others struggling with mental illness and addiction through various organizations in Cincinnati. She volunteers weekly with Women of Alabaster, a home for women working to free themselves from sex trafficking, and Art for All People, a ministry aimed at providing art classes and materials to those trying to reach recovery from addiction and mental illness. Additionally, Dana is the founding Director of Programming at Madi’s House, a non-residential relapse prevention and mental health community center in Cincinnati.Back to Blog