What Lee Casper started, JEVS Human Services stepped in and finished.
The “Art for JEVS” showcase at the Old City Jewish Arts Center on Oct. 6 was dedicated to Casper, a JEVS director since 1985 who passed away in July.
The showcase featured Casper’s own watercolor pieces and works by acclaimed artists Wilmot Heitland (a prolific illustrator for top magazines in the ’30s and ’40s) and Mac Fisher, as well as work from friends of JEVS Mina Smith, Ellen Wasserson and Ben Zuckerman.
The event aimed to sell the art and donate the money to JEVS as well as benefit the new fund set up in Casper’s name, the Lee Casper Youth Innovation Fund at JEVS Human Services, which will continue his legacy into the next generation.
Learn more about Art for JEVS and the story behind it in the Jewish Exponent.
You can also read about the artists in an article from Broad Street Review.