Meet Lurita “LB” Brown, owner of Clinton Hill Simply Art & Framing Gallery. Lurita is often referred to as “the art entrepreneur’s art entrepreneur”—in other words she is a very well-respected, go-to person in the field. The business celebrates 25 years this year, making it one of the oldest exclusively African-American woman-owned business in NYC.
NYC born and raised, LB started in the business of art after a long successful career as an ad manager for Ebony Magazine. In addition to being a mentor and inspiration for many people pursuing careers and ownership in the art field, she is also responsible for the success of many artists through promoting and exposing their works through art shows, exhibits and trade shows, cultural exchange tours and other opportunities for display.
An expert in the art of the African diaspora in particular, but well knowledgeable in a wide range of artwork, genres and styles in general, LB also focuses on “residential custom picture framing services for urban spaces.”
Today, she consults, designs and gives consumer talks and demonstrations on buying picture framing services. Her focus is primarily on environmental pollutants that have a negative impact on art and various art forms. She surrounds herself with art that inspires her on a daily basis and believe wholeheartedly that “when you love what you do, it’s never work,”
Look out for 2016 Clinton Hill Simply Art & Framing events celebrating the company’s 25 years in business.
Clinton Hill Simply Art & Framing, 583 Myrtle Avenue between Classon & Taaffe Place