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2016 Past Spirit Awards

Visionaries in the Arts

Sunday, September 18, 2016
6:30-9:30 pm

20 Sacramento Street, Cambridge

Tickets: $40 in advance, $50 at the door

Please come and enjoy a night of Art, Music, Friends and Fun! Your support helps us provide scholarships and expand programming that fulfills our mission of connecting, inspiring and transforming individual lives by building community through the visual arts.

Each year Maud Morgan Arts honors one or two artists who embody the “spirit” of Maud Morgan and the community arts center that bears her name. This year, the Spirit Awards Benefit honors art leaders and advocates who worked to establish two of Cambridge’s major resources for artists and art-lovers.

We look forward to having you join us for this celebration!

The Honorees

Wendy Prellwitz
Artist and Architect

Artist and architect Wendy Prellwitz was a major force behind the conception, design and creation of Maud Morgan Arts. During the 18 years from grand idea to grand opening in 2010, Ms. Prellwitz worked tirelessly to make the arts center a reality.

In addition to her arts advocacy, Ms. Prellwitz is an award-winning painter and printmaker. She exhibits her work locally and internationally, and has received multiple fellowships from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and a Grant-in-Aid from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.

Ms. Prellwitz’s artistic vision and hard work have enriched MMA in countless ways. She continues to support MMA as a teacher, an advisory board member, and a frequent volunteer. We are keen to express our thanks by honoring her at the Spirit Awards Benefit.

Dr. Joseph Moore
President of Lesley University (2007-2016)

Dr. Joseph Moore, completing his ninth year as President of Lesley University, is a long-time champion of the arts and was an early supporter of Maud Morgan Arts.

He was instrumental in bringing the Art Institute of Boston to Cambridge under its new name as the Lesley University College of Art and Design (LUCAD). He also guided the development and construction of LUCAD’s new home in Porter Square, the Lunder Arts Center.

Thanks to Dr. Moore’s efforts, this corner of Cambridge is becoming a high-energy hub for art exhibits and art education. Dr. Moore retires in June. This is an especially appropriate time to honor his contributions at the Spirit Awards Benefit.