Studio PS, Charleston's newest theatre and community enterprise central will be hosting it’s first multi-genre art exhibition, the ASAP and Block Party, which will benefit the Sanders-Clyde Elementary/Middle School art and drama program.
So what exactly is Studio PS? According to the event's press release:
Studio PS is a grassroots collective organized to create community enterprises through the development of consciousness of culture, history, economic and political action through education and social development. Studio members are committed to bringing quality works of art and performance to Charleston and surrounding communities. Members are particularly focused on the development of children and families and believe that collective work and responsibility is a viable solution to many of the problems faced by urban communities. Studio members include spiritual leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, scholars, and community activists. All members are committed to the positive development of our community and families.
Another cool little fact about Studio PS is that it is owned by the grandson of the late great iron worker Philip Simmons.
Now, more on The ASAP (Artists.Showing.And.Proving) and Block Party.
The event, coming up on September 18th, has been organized to showcase the talents of various notable artists in Charleston and surrounding areas. The exhibition will include more than 40 works in painting, graffiti, drawing, sculpture and photography by over a dozen emerging and established artists. The exhibition will also include DJs, MCs, dancers, drummers and other performing artists. Vendors will be selling a variety of items including: jewelry, clothing, natural soaps, hand crafted incense and more.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to support the art and drama programs at Sanders-Clyde Elementary/Middle School.
The event will be held at Studio PS, located at 10 Conroy Street, from 4 p.m. until midnight.