UWEC art grad Kerri Kiernan offered her home (616 Wisconsin St., Apt 1) for Stout's piece, a diorama inspired by what Eau Claire looked like millions of years ago. And the best view of it will be outside a window, looking into the living room, from the bushes.
Kiernan saying yes to the prospect almost immediately, despite the fact that there will be a live feed in her living room, for a month, so people can see it from the gallery. "I'm going to have to have written reminders all over the living room telling me not to do anything stupid," Kerri said with a laugh.
In addition, each home will have open-house receptions every Thursday in October, with the sixth acting as the opening reception. Each of the participating homes were asked to make a recipe that's popular in their household instead of the typical reception appetizers. So Kerri and her fiancé, City Councilman Andrew Werthmann, will have mac-n-cheese and "Phoenix Garden Surprise" for guests, while Carr's home has Bev's sloppy joe's and Bob's calico beans, and Kelley's has Sicilian salad with Italian bread and fresh mozzarella.
Domesticity • Oct. 6-27, opening reception Oct. 6, 7-9pm; presentation by artists Oct. 7, 10am; open houses every Thursday in October, 6:30-8:30pm • Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts, UW-Eau Claire; presentation at Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts; installation homes are 616 Wisconsin St. (Apt 1), 1429 Drummond St., and 458 Garfield St. • FREE • 836-2328 • DomesticityUWEC.net