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City Hall exhibition offers reflections on black history

Seattle artists Roosevelt Lewis and Marita Dingus honor the history of enslaved Africans in America in the exhibition Reflections on view at City Hall through Feb. 26.

The show, which celebrates Black History Month (February), features two massive mixed-media sculptures, including the 60-foot Buddha as an African Enslaved; paintings; wood sculpture and other three-dimensional works.

The artworks address African-American history, including the human trafficking of Africans through the Middle Passage, the struggles of the Civil Rights Era, and the role of African-American women in society.

Meet artists Lewis and Dingus at a reception, 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 at City Hall. The reception will follow a free noontime Seattle Presents concert with singer/songwriter Cristina Orbe.

Image: Roosevelt Lewis, Freddie’s Place (detail), 2000, acrylic on illustration board, 42 1/2” x 22 1/2”