Nicole Eiland embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of the UArts printmaker. Along with her husband, musician Matt Eiland, she founded and directs the Eilandarts Center located in the newly-restored Station Coffee building in historic Merchantville, NJ. With more than 3,000 square feet, the Eilandarts Center features a naturally-lit gallery space, three dedicated music rooms, and a fully-stocked arts and crafts center including sewing machines, book-binding, and ceramics supplies. They offer classes, several of which Nicole teaches, year-round to all ages in a wide variety of subjects, including printmaking, music, yoga, writing, languages, photography and more.
“Our goal is to offer a platform for creative expression, encouraging the exploration of all art forms," says Nicole. "By nurturing each individual’s creative potential, we aim to inspire social and cultural benefits to the community as a whole.”
In addition to making and exhibiting her work, Nicole enjoys teaching classes, working with artists and curating the exhibitions in the gallery.