April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

 Meet the Makers  Ahh, art! The following pages introduce you to talented local artists making their mark here in Bend. A father-son duo uses a traditional glass-making technique to create one-of-a-kind blown glass to beautifully adorn your home. A sculptor, inspired by a child’s serious medical condition, creates a sculpture as a tribute to her and her family. A talented chef…

Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show

The 8th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show, held January 18, showcased innovative designs by transforming trash into runway fashion. The event raised more than $24,000 for Realms Middle School. PHOTOGRAPHY STEVE GIARDINI

April 2018 Around Town

Ron and Laura Fritz of Bend have launched their new company, Marca Via, with the mission to inspire and support families to create meaningful and impactful rite of passage events for people on the cusp of major life transitions. Meaning “mark the path” in Latin, Marca Via provides free guidebooks and online tools that help families and communities create their own…

Meet the Makers: Roger and Trevor Crosta

A traditional glass-making technique has made its way from Italy to Manzanita and now Bend, thanks to father and son duo Roger and Trevor Crosta. Artisan-owners of local studio Crosta Lighting, they use a process called “scavo,” which is Italian for excavation. The process adds a gritty yet graceful texture to their blown-glass art, which includes hanging pendants and chandeliers.…

A Day in the (Creative) Life

Douglas Robertson is a fine artist with 25 years of 
experience in painting, drawing and ceramics. He is also founder and director of the High Desert Mural Festival, a nonprofit with the goal of enhancing public art space and increasing cultural discourse. His current work pairs contemporary painting designs with street art techniques of spray paint and stencils. Douglas lives in…

Peña Cultural Gathering

At Liberty hosted a Peña Cultural gathering February 17 at their collaborative arts space in downtown Bend. The event celebrated artistic expression and featured artist Alejandro Salazar, poet Alberto Moreno, musician Miguel de Alonso and dancer Xeina Ccallo. PHOTOGRAPHY CAROL STERNKOPF

Art at Home

Joey and Craig Van Blokland had plenty of time to envision and design their dream home. In 1986 they purchased 28 acres on the eastside of Bend and then spent the next 14 years living in a mobile home on the property. They had neither the time nor money to build. Craig was starting his own business, Morales Van Blokland…

Portrait Connections

“It’s a brain tumor.” These are words no one wants to hear. Yet they’re words that forever circle back unsummoned for Bend sculptor Kelly Thiel, and Rachell and Kevin Cook.

CONSCIOUS CONSUMER MUST HAVES

A visit to Cosa Cura is not only part visual treat and part treasure hunt, but the local store provides a guilt-free style of shopping. Buying resale, locally-made and socially-conscious products represents a shift to quality over quantity. “We like things that are funky and different,” says Angela Dietrich, owner and curator. The difference in the lines they represent can…

A Touch of Magic

Chef Di Long was no stranger to running a restaurant by the time she opened La Magie Bakery and Café in downtown Bend, at the age of 35. Long grew up in a family of Central Oregon restauranteurs but departed from her Asian cooking background after studying European baking with expert Marda Stoliar at her International School of Baking in…