Love Lunes Over Buckeye
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.