This exhibition has been researched and organized by Norah Hardin Lind, the great granddaughter of two of the artists. Lind holds a Ph.D. in Media, Art, and Text, and her work has focused on the connections between the textual and visual arts. She is involved in many projects promoting the work of the historically significant Hale family. Lind's dissertation, "Lilian Westcott Hale and Nancy Hale: from Victorian to Modern through Art and Text," provides an interdisciplinary analysis of a period of transition through an examination of the work of a mother and her daughter, an artist and a writer respectively. Lind has also published an analysis of the interplay of art and text in artist books. She is the co-editor of a book remembering the career of the prolific and acclaimed writer, Nancy Hale, for the Lost Writers Series, to be published in June of 2012. In this exhibition Lind once again draws on the interplay of art and text to bring the world of the artists to life. The displayed artworks provide a core narrative, enhanced by the coordinated display of artifacts from the artists' lives, many of which appear in their artworks. The historical significance of the family has led to the preservation of their personal correspondence in the collections of several libraries. Pertinent passages from their writings reveal the artists' reactions to the surrounding world. The Life in the Studio, Nancy Hale's published memoir about growing up with these three artists, contributes detailed descriptions of their personalities. Lind's extensive teaching experience channels the project in a direction that considers the audience reaction throughout. The exhibit lends itself to visits by all ages with programming possible for school and family groups. The Hale family was a noteworthy literary force. Lind draws on that heritage to vitalize the artwork of three family members, at the same time illustrating broad cultural themes.