A Fun Funnel on Montrose

Posted: August 10, 2013 in Art
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Walking around East Montrose is without a doubt a great pastime. The architecture alone will keep your interest.

The neighborhood sign shows up nicely against the colorful art

The neighborhood sign shows up nicely against the colorful art

There is a new art installation across from Inversion Coffee Shop and Houston Art League.

Working the painted wooden slats into the metal frame

Working the painted wooden slats into the metal frame

Patrick Renner has done a fascinating job of creating what he calls “Funnel Tunnel”.

The artist

The artist

It is fun and quite colorful. I don’t know why it doesn’t stop traffic.

The not-quite-finished tail

The not-quite-finished tail

We stopped to chat with the artist. He was very gracious although he was trying to finish the project before the grand opening two days away. I imagine he was stressed but he didn’t act like it. He spent time explaining things to us. He made me want to put the camera down and pitch in to help add more slats.

The front of the funnel tunnel

The front of the funnel tunnel

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Comments
  1. There is an opening celebration for this work tomorrow night and I plan on being there. For a chronicle of the Houston art scene, click on the Art Lovers menu button in the header of my blog.

  2. Joan Sin says:

    I love it that you posted some photos before it was complete. We are lucky to have it close by and on view for a while. Big article in the Chronicle this morning too.

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