For Haifa Bint-Kadi, creating art has served as way to explore her identity as the daughter of refugees and as a mixed-race person in America.
For Evan Bishop, it helped his voice be heard in the emergence of hip-hop culture and allowed him to focus on service.
And through art, Katori Walker found self healing from the trauma of being raped when she was younger.
All three Yonkers-based artists’ work is featured in the exhibit Rooted: A Community Archive Project at Sarah Lawrence College’s Esther Raushenbush Library. The exhibit is free to the public and runs through Dec. 17.