Luan Teed embraces both sides of her cultural heritage. Adopted from Wuzhou, China as a young child, she has lived, grown, and learned as an Idahoan while holding to the connections she has to her birthplace.
The Meridian Arts Commission (MAC) is dedicated to their motto: “to advance and nurture all facets of the arts to enhance the quality of life for Meridian residents and its visitors.” If you’ve looked around town lately, they are doing a fantastic job. Art is popping up everywhere – and is truly enhancing the day-to-day experience in Meridian, Idaho. Thankfully, that shows no signs of slowing down.
Idaho’s nickname, “The Gem State,” is said to hail from our vast abundance of natural resources and precious gems and minerals. Not to mention, one of our many claims to fame are the rich mineral deposits of gold, silver, and copper.