As One Chapter Ends, Another Prepares to Start. The Sally Book Is Not Finished!

After twenty years, the High Falls Art Gallery in the Brown’s Race Historic District of Rochester, NY will close on June 30, 2013.  Under the stewardship and direction of Sally Wood Winslow, who is on aaduna’s Board of Advisors, a dear colleague and friend, there will be a void in the cultural and artistic landscape of Rochester and the larger region.  A victim of [unwise] governmental budgetary action, the Gallery, through Sally’s vision, direction and passion for the arts, became a beacon for local, regional and nationally recognized artists, writers and musicians. 
William E Berry, Jr. at High Falls bridge - June  2nd 2013 - farewell reception
 In fact, I first met Sally (and eventually her partner Roy Sowers, who is also an artist and musician,) in 1997-98 when I relocated to Central New York.  In my exploration of Rochester, I came across the Browns Race Historic District and discovered the Art Gallery, which was part of the High Falls Visitor’s Center.  My home in Auburn maintains artwork from various shows that Lisa and I visited over the years.  A staunch supporter of aaduna, Sally hosted readings and made sure she verbalized to Gallery guests, the vitality of what we were trying to do with words and images online. 

I am confident that Sally will reflect on the past twenty years, and transition her spirit to a new adventure that will bring even more joy to people who know her and supported her initiatives for two decades.  An accomplished artist, she may now have the time to further her own artistic inclinations.  I just know that whatever she does, she will continue to have love and support from Lisa…from me…and the eclectic coterie of artists, academics, musicians, and the general public who found a sense of their humanity in the ambiance that Sally enveloped all of us in. 

Best of Luck Sally Wood Winslow; now, on to your next chapter!    

bill berry, jr.
Lisa A. Brennan


  1. To Sally and Roy - We are so BLESSED to know you both and treasure you dearly. No matter, the next chapter, we share a forever friendship to last a lifetime! (((hugs)))) ~ Lisa


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