Gallery Exhibit to Feature Collections and Works by Diane Eide

Diane Eide gallery exhibition

Event Details

Date: October 10 - November 9, 2019

Location: Eide/Dalrymple Gallery

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.


The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University will feature “Life with the Arts: The Eide Ceramics Collection and Paintings and Drawings” by Augustana alumna and PVA Hall of Fame inductee, Diane (Hinsvark) Eide '58. The homecoming gallery reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 7-9 p.m., featuring a gallery talk beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit runs Oct. 10 - Nov. 9

In celebration of Augustana’s Viking Days, this dual exhibition features the art of Diane J. (Hinsvark) Eide '58 and ceramics from a range of artists from the collection of Diane and Joel Eide ’57. 

Diane J. Eide creates diverse imagery in a wide array of mediums.  This exhibition will include a selection of her landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, and abstract work rendered in watercolor, oil, and pastel.  Although her subject matter may seem familiar, Eide states that through her “editing, simplifying, and thoughtful placement of elements,” she hopes “to encourage the viewer to put aside preconceived ideas and look at the presentation in a different light.” 

About Diane and Joel Eide

Diane J. Eide received her undergraduate degree in art from Augustana, and completed graduate work in painting under Vance Kirkland at the University of Denver. She ultimately earned a master’s degree and completed further post-graduate training at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Eide taught art in the Denver Public Schools, Flagstaff Public Schools, and drawing and art education at NAU. 

Dr. Joel Eide earned a B.A. in art with a minor in music from Augustana, studying voice and singing in the choir and the men’s quartet.  Following military service, he taught elementary art and music in public schools. He studied voice at the University of Denver, receiving major roles in the opera program. He earned a Masters in Music from the University of Denver and a Doctorate in Music from the University of Colorado-Greeley. He was hired in 1970 by Northern Arizona University to teach art, music, and theater history. In 1975, he took on the role of Director for the university’s art gallery, greatly expanding its exhibition program, and organizing workshops, conferences, and performances.  During the 1980s and 1990s, he organized conferences overseas (including in Finland, Japan, New Zealand, and Latvia), oversaw the founding of the university’s art collection and an expanded exhibition space, and organized exhibitions that traveled throughout the United States and Canada.  He also continued to perform opera.  Dr. Eide retired from NAU in 1999. Joel and Diane Eide now own Gallery 465 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Joel and Diane Eide will be inducted into Augustana’s Performing and Visual Arts Hall of Fame this Viking Days homecoming at the Command Performance at the Washington Pavilion.