Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, which remains the most destructive in United States history and one of the most universal memories in the Pacific Northwest. Experience personal accounts of the event and learn how Mount St. Helens has advanced our understanding of volcanoes more than any other eruption in history.
Contemporary painter Ricco DiStefano's vibrant panoramic paintings capture moments and movement in nature. His paintings evolve from memory and feeling, rather than seeing, as he attempts to simplify the complexities of nature and re-create the momentary magic in a given panorama. The result is often an expressive abstraction of nature, incorporating a feeling of movement or animation using shadows to represent a fleeting moment in time.
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