Several Westchester artists were featured at the September 5 opening of the Bridge Art Show in Nyack. Tarrytown residents Bill and Mary Murphy were standing near the back of the room when the presentation began. “We got there at about 6:30 p.m., and it was mobbed,” Bill Murphy said. “And then I heard my name.”
Any slice of earth, big or small, is home to a hodgepodge of beings—enterprising and intertwined—a microcosm of the surrounding ecosystem. Whether you go trekking in New Caledonia, visit a nearby Westchester park or just step into your backyard or garage, you can find biological novelty.
Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew clearly recalls, “The principal of Washington Irving announcing over the loudspeakers, ‘Welcome to another day at WI, overlooking the majestic Hudson Valley.’” Decades removed from her school days in Tarrytown, she now lives in Minneapolis and has become a respected novelist, writing instructor and spiritual director.