Liz Maugans displays 'Leftover Casserole' at BAYarts

Liz Maugans' "Leftover Casserole" exhibit is on display at BAYarts through March.

Bay Village resident Liz Maugans believes our world needs a huge casserole right now. Her large, colorful, mixed media collages at BAYarts, “Leftover Casserole,” are both humorous and meaningful, images of comfort food that sticks to your bones and warms your heart.

“My studio practice is a big kitchen. I use what I have, particularly during the quarantine.” says Maugans. “Like leftovers that go into the casserole, these works are made from my stockpile, my dumping grounds, mixed thoroughly with the world’s unprecedented moment of change.”

For over 25 years, Liz Maugans has organized one-person and thematic exhibitions featuring regional, national and internationally known artists. Her curatorial specialization is her devotion to emerging art, social justice, and local experimental practices that broaden access through social networks and community-building initiatives. An advocate for artists and the visual arts, Maugans has served as a consultant for numerous community development organizations and art business start-ups.

“I make very small steps,” she says, "but they are part of trying to shift my focus to process and action, rather than worry. I’m sharing these dishes with you. Bring a fork!"

"Leftover Casserole" is in BAYarts' Playhouse Gallery through March by appointment; you can also ask to meet the artist for a personal tour. Email

Nancy Heaton

Nancy Heaton is Executive Director at BAYarts

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 11:07 AM, 02.16.2021