I was born and raised in St. Louis, but have lived in Columbia since 2007. I am happily married and have two little girls at home. I am the Senior Director for The Blue Note and Rose Music Hall. I love all Missouri sports teams (plus the Boston Celtics) and I dig fast abrasive music. I've always had an affinity for the arts and I'm super excited to participate in this year's CelebrARTy competition!
Riana Bovill is a fiber artist who specializes in appliqué portraiture, quilting, embroidery, natural dyeing, hand-papermaking, and bookmaking. Drawn to bright colors and a sense of whimsy, her artwork is inspired by a love of storytelling, animals, and nature. Riana has her MFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has participated in residencies and workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Penland School of Craft. She exhibits her artwork nationally and has been taking on custom fiber art commissions since 2010.