Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature & Music is
established on the principle that there is a universal light
of truth that celebrates the sacred beauty of life as it is
lived in every culture around the world.
fosters the work of artists and other 501(c)(3) organizations whose
creativity uniquely reflects that light of truth, and awakens us
through direct experience to that which unites humanity and celebrates
the beauty of our shared life beyond cultural, economic, racial,
or religious boundaries.
a secular, regionally based
resource with a global mission. It is
organized as a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit corporation
operating an open-membership society, which includes but is not
limited to, the activities of education, promotion, presentation,
sponsorship, performance and preservation of fine and performing arts of diverse
cultures which give clear voice to the inherent beauty of life and
reveal the common light of truth shared by all humanity. PSALM is
focused on utilizing the doorway of art to enliven the heart. The
ultimate purpose is to wake people up to becoming fully human by
addressing the needs of other lives, and through that service realizing
that life is profoundly interconnected and precious.
We know that once that realization occurs people are changed and
work to make a difference for the good. We have seen that without
that awakening, human intelligence is a dangerous gift. The
exempt activities embrace musical performance, theater, dance, spoken word, publishing,
photography, painting, sculpture, film making, sound recording, multimedia pieces,
workshops, residencies, master classes, non-credit courses and
means of artistic
expression that fulfill our educational and societal imperatives.
J. Reilly, PT- Chairman and CEO (CEO - VirtuaLux Inc./LuxMusica
• Alina Ting Hu, Vice President of Project Development
• Lynn Y. Lin, Vice President of Finance
• Qing Dong, Director of Public Relations
• Jonathan G. Granoff, esq. - Advisory Board Chairman (Attorney,
Advocate for world peace and nuclear non-proliferation)
J. Green (Author, Artist and Illustrator, Visionary)
• Dr. Kabir Helminski (Author, Educator, Film Maker)
• Coleman Barks (Author, Professor Emeritus)
• James George (Author, President of NOWIS, Co-founder of the Threshold
Foundation, Teacher in the Fourth Way, Former Ambassador, High
Commissioner, and UN Representative)
Craig Johnson (Principal, Talisman Interactive)
• Dr. Ravi Ravindra (Professor Emeritus, Author, Physicist and Philosopher)
• Guler Koknar (Director, the Turkish Cultural Foundation)
• Jane Green (Irvin Green Family Foundation, Author)
• Emanuel Levin (Attorney, Businessman)
• Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar (Interfaith Educator)
• Emily J. Carr - Charitable Giving Advisor (New York Life)
Glenn C. Romano, esq. - Attorney
• Orlow and McAndrew, P.C. - Accountants
[LL. psalmus] 1) A sacred song. 2) A song of praise. 3) From the
Book of Psalms of the Old Testament, attributed to King David, the
prophet and saint who restored the Ark of the Covenant, and established
poetry, music and song as a prominent part of worship in the temple.
He gathered the warring tribes of his vast kingdom together, and
reigned over them in peace for 33 years.
Art is the lifeblood of civl society. As an expression of the human soul, art is the vital tip of a living vine that arches unerringly towards the light of human possibility.
Recognizing the transformative power of art, PSALM has created the PSALM Salon, a laboratory where engaged audiences can interact with creative artists in live performance, and enjoy the beauty of creative expression found in artistic traditions from around the world.
Visit the PSALM Salon website at www.psalmsalon.com
for performance information and tickets
The PSALM Salon has been called the
best listening space in Philadelphia. It features
established and emerging artists of exceptional talent in a comfortable
residential space with a professionally appointed mini-theater. Seating is limited
to about 60 guests. It is the perfect venue to experience musical, spoken word, small scale dance and theatrical performance, and is much loved by artists and audiences
alike for its warm ambience and pristine acoustics. Light refreshements are provided at no charge, and guests are welcome to BYO. Admission is at the door, with advance tickets available online. Regular announcements
are sent to those who subscribe to the email list at the bottom
of the page.
from City Line Avenue:
West (12 traffic lights from the Route 76 exit): Follow City Line Ave.
(Rt 1 South) past the foot bridge at St. Joseph's University
and make the next left, which is Cardinal Avenue. Go one block
and turn right onto Overbrook Avenue. The house is toward the
end of the block on the right. The G bus stops at the corner.
East (toward the Schuylkill River): Follow City Line Ave.
(Rt 1 North) past the Executive House Apartments to the
red "St. Joseph's University" sign on your right. This is 59th
St. Turn right, go one block, and turn left onto Overbrook
Avenue. The house is 4th on the left. The R5 Overbrook train
station is about four blocks from the house.