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Arts At St. Andrew’s Features Exhibit By Visionary Fine Artist, Jill Karlin. “House Portraits” Benefits The Way Café Sunday, February 24

Visionary fine artist, Jill Karlin, will show her latest paintings at Arts St. Andrew’s. The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Sunday, February 24. All sales from the exhibit, “House Portraits” will benefit The Way Café, which provides hot meals for the hungry.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Jill has created a special painting of St. Andrew’s as well as notecards.  We hope you will support this important mission.  This event takes place at the conclusion of the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, a great opportunity to sit down, refresh yourself, and help the needy.



ARTS At St. Andrew’s



By Jill Karlin

Sunday, February 24     4-6  pm

$15 Admission

Support The Way Café feeding the hungry 

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 

100 North Palmway           Lake Worth, Florida 33460-3515




Commissioned Paintings of Your Beloved Home to Feed the Homeless

Jill Karlin tells The Rickie Report, ” The first ‘House Portrait’ I painted was of a family home ‘The Captain Fisher House’, on North Water Street in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard.  I had many happy memories in the sea-captain’s House, which my great Uncle Marty had purchased over 100 years ago for $5,000 and turned into a boarding house.  When he met and married Polly they made it their home and an Inn for ‘the summer people’, who came to visit Martha’s Vineyard”. 


“Captain Fisher House” by Jill Karlin


Jill’s paintings take on deeper meanings, as her story unfolds.  She and her younger sister had a bedroom on the third floor during off-season and during summers they lovingly shared the basement with Uncle Marty, Aunt Polly and the dogs.  “My parents were always the guests of honor, inhabiting the master bedroom suite with the great views of Edgartown Harbor.  (Even though our third floor tiny room with low peaked ceilings had even better views.)  I needed to memorialize these happy memories.”


“911 North Ocean Palm Beach” by Jill Karlin


   Jill  captured these fond memories while she was a student at Rhode Island School of Design, when she summered on the Vineyard, as she taught  art at Nathan Mayhew Seminars, and on her own.  A neighbor on North Water Street, wanted one for herself.  Jill’s career of painting buildings centered in a painting , with a painted border patchwork quilt of the stories about the people and the building began!  

“Flagler House” by Jill Karlin


Jill reminisces, ” I had borrowed the idea from my Mom, who is an artist and needle crafter.  She created a crewel work piano bench in which she depicted all of my family’s professions and hobbies.  Our home was represented in the center of the artwork.  And then, Jill asks a central question, “What about this who do not have a home?”





The statistics concerning homelessness in the United States are staggering.  More shocking are the number of children who are homeless.  Jill reflects, “All of this is deeply ironic, because I was married to the father of Environmental Architecture, Lee Porter Butler, and together we created ‘EKOTECTURE’, a system to provide all people on earth, safe, affordable sustainable housing.”



This exhibition celebrates the structures we build and the way that each one is used.  The community’s goal is not only to feed the homeless but to listen to their stories with compassion. Together we must strive to create a situation where all are cared for.


“Seagull Cottage” by Jill Karlin


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