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Studio PS hosts a hip-hop flavored arts event

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Emerging “grassroots collective” Studio PS is hosting a massive art event and block party on Sat. Sept. 18. The ASAP (Artists Showing and Proving) and Block Party, which will take place at the studio at 10 Conroy St., will benefit Sanders-Clyde Elementary and Middle School. Various local artists will exhibit more than 40 works in painting, graffiti, drawing, sculpture, and photography. In addition, there will be DJs, dancers, drummers, and other performing artists, including local hip-hop act Righchus and Columbia’s The Dubber. Tickets are $10, and children 12 and under get in free.

Studio PS was founded last fall by Dr. Ade Ofunniyin, the provost of the American College of the Building Arts and the grandson of legendary blacksmith Philip Simmons. According to a recent release, the group was “organized to create community enterprises through the development of consciousness of culture, history, economic, and political action through education and social development.”

With a focus on children and families in urban communities, the space serves as a community center in the neck area of the peninsula, hosting yoga classes, book club meetings, and dance performances, among other events. Organizers hope to eventually house a theater with its own troupe in the space. Call (843) 727-4777 for more information.

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