Maud Morgan Arts
When my children were young, as I looked into arts classes, I discovered that there wasn't an art center in Cambridge for the visual arts. Terry Delancey, then the director of our neighborhood organization ABC, and I saw a need for afterschool arts and opportunities in the arts for all ages in Cambridge, – so we co-founded Maud Morgan Arts. We began with the dream of an art center for the City of Cambridge.. and the doors finally opened in 2010!
Also as architect for the building, my team and project architect Mark Eclipse at PCA led the planning process and architectural design for the building,at my firm, PCA.I am so proud of this project!
SPIRIT AWARDS & ADVISORY BOARD
Coninuing my involvement was a pleasure:: fundraising events and chair of the Advisory Board. In 2016, I was asked to create signature silkscreened fabric and ceramics to support the center, and was very pleased to be honored that year with MMA’s Spirit Award for Visionaries in the Arts
I taught several classes at MMA — printmaking for 3rd-5th grade, drawing techniques and architecture for middle school, life drawing for high schoolers and watercolor & printmaking for adults. A favorite was the design of an outdoor play structure for middle school… which culminated in its construction. Very exciting for the students to see a design realized!
During COVID I worked on a Print Box with MMA director Cory Shea – that families could purchase to make prints at home, and participate in a Zoom demo and instruction, led by myself.
Teaching also includes free-hand drawing for architects at both PCA and at Harvard’s GSD
and painting & printmaking workshops at my studio in Peconic, Long Island.
“Wendy Prellwitz’s creative drive and generosity with her time are legendary and she sets a high standard for all aspiring women in the arts. Truly multi-talented, Wendy, in addition to her architectural practice, is a successful painter & printmaker, and community advocate for the arts. By serving on Boards and gallery committees, teaching architecture to middle school students and brainstorming about ways to increase access to the arts, her contributions have made a critical difference to the non-profit
arts community in Cambridge”
—Catherine Kernan, former director of Maud Morgan Arts