Patrick Renner’s Funnel Tunnel is coming down after a longer than expected temporary stay on the median of Montrose Blvd. across from Art League Houston, which has scheduled a celebratory break-down event on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 10am-2pm. Participating destructors are welcome to keep a piece of wood from the sculpture as a souvenir.
The work will take new form in New Orleans’ Poydras Corridor this summer as part of a project to bring attention to the visual arts and the artists of post-Katrina New Orleans. Local artists will assist and install the artwork on a Poydras Street median.
The Art League commissioned the Funnel Tunnel in 2013 as the first Esplanade Project, which aims to place public art pieces on the medians of Montrose.