57th Street Studios is located in Upper Lawrenceville at 219 57th Street. The building, St. Mary’s Church, was recently renovated to house 6 Private Studio Spaces available for rent. The spaces are designed for individuals who are looking for access to a mature Creative Contemporary Environment. A lounge and working gallery offers a common shared space that allows tenants of varied disciplines to gather, share, collaborate and feed-off one another. An environment that stimulates and encourages creative conversation to flow freely and openly.

With 20 + years of experience of primarily partnering with advertising and design firms, Frank has photographed everything from ants to automobiles to fulfill the clients’ needs. This includes clients such as Campbell’s, Philips, ESPN, and Highmark. 

Frank Walsh: Photography


Leah Patgorski earned an architecture degree in Virginia and a fine arts degree in Chicago. She has worked for a drapery manufacturer, a wood shop, a design school, and various architects. Her artwork consists primarily of sculptures and textile panels, and she has been commissioned to make pieces ranging from a personal tea tent to a 70-ft-long installation of layered fabrics. Leah’s work has been exhibited in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Milan, and Vienna.

Leah Patgorski: Sculpture


Lori Hepner: Photography, Performance, Light Art


Lori Hepner is fine artist working primarily in conceptually based photography, LED device artworks, as well as curating exploratory journeys for other artists. In her work, she performs digitized, luminous traces of personal landscapes to capture the future memories of places. She uses customized LED devices to gesturally re-draw muscle memories from her strolls, paddles, and treks across the Arctic.

Janice Schuler: Painter, Printmaker, Photographer


Schuler, born and raised in Pittsburgh is a graduate of CMU in Painting and Printmaking.  She worked as a Journalist for five years after college, writing a monthly film column for PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE and news articles for the PITTSBURGH PRESS (now POST-GAZETTE,) as well as alternative publications.  She has her MA from UCLA in Motion Picture/Television-Critical Studies, PhDABD from The University of Oregon in Telecommunications and Film, and minor in Women's Studies. Schuler teaches Media Arts/Communications courses.  After raising a family she is now devoting more time to her art.  She is a member of AAP, PSA and Group A. Her work is both figurative and abstract. Schuler has an exhibit entitled WORK,  coming up in early October at Panza Gallery. Curated by Tim Fabian, she will show with Mary Wiedner, Patricia Barefoot and Susan Constance.