Love Lunes Over Buckeye

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Love Lunes Over Buckeye
Photo Credit: Lisa Dejong
Lead Artist(s):

Contributing Artist(s):
Alan Giberson
https://www.instagram.com/alans.signs/?hl=en

Description:

Love Lunes Over Buckeye is a literary art project unique to Cleveland's Buckeye neighborhood, combining poetry and hand-painted signage to convey a message of love, hope, and inspiration. The project paired neighborhood spoken word poet Damien Ware with visual art firm, Little Jacket, and sign painting artist, Alan Giberson, to create a series of hand-painted lunes, a literary form similar to haiku, along the Buckeye Road commercial district. The project strives to cultivate a culture of communal sharing and encourages reading and writing as a means of empowering voice. This project emphasizes the importance of literacy by encouraging all participants to tell their story through written and spoken word. Programming involving poetry events, writing workshops, and other types of art activities provide hands-on opportunities for community engagement.

PROJECT LOCATION

Public Space
Signage
Storefront
Wall
The Buckeye Road commercial district, between East 118th and 119th Street in Cleveland's Buckeye neighborhood.
Buckeye Road
11820 Buckeye Road
Cleveland, OH 44120
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

LAND studio
National Endowment for the Arts
The Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation
National Endowment for the Arts
Little Jacket
Roger Frank
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
57,774
$50,000-$249,000
Grant
Public
Mural, Painting, Signage
Mural, Painting, Panels, Wood
2016
2017