Serving the community for over 70 years!
Our story began during the 1940's, when Evald Victor Norberg first opened a paint and wallpaper store at 683 Main Street in East Aurora, NY, just east of the Aurora Theater building.
Evald specialized in house painting, fine upholstery work and furniture repair, while his wife Gladys Gehm Norberg and employee Roman Grannis managed the shop on Main Street. Over the years, the store branched out to window shades, venetian blinds, art supplies... and finally picture framing.
The first shop on Main Street in East Aurora, NY
Norberg's on the Roycroft Campus, 1994
In 1968, the Norberg family moved to California and Roman Grannis became the next owner of Norberg's. Years later he turned the business over to his daughter-in-law Nancy Grannis.
Nancy became a master framer with a keen design sensibility and a wonderful way with people. She incorporated an art gallery in the shop, which showcased different framing styles and techniques. In the early 1990s, Nancy moved the business to a beautiful location on the Roycroft Campus, where it has been ever since.
Miranda Roth Kirchmeyer ~ owner, artist, designer & framer
Miranda became the owner of Norberg's Art & Frame Shop in February 2016. She is precise in her work, offers highly creative and intuitive design, and is a pleasure to work with! Miranda is honored to be continuing the Norberg's tradition of framing.
An artist her whole life, she studied design and illustration at Daemen College (Amherst, NY), graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012. In her early career, she worked for P22 type foundry (Buffalo, NY) as a graphic designer and type designer. Miranda also worked together with her husband Tyler Kirchmeyer in the creation of their own design company, Turn of the Century Design and Signs. With a background in design and fine arts, the art of picture framing came naturally.
"Nancy taught me the foundation of framing and passed down generations of knowledge about the business. Through my practice, I've found that framing is more than a way to protect and preserve artwork and treasures. It is the art of presentation, the art of storytelling, the art of incorporating artwork into the home or office. It brings me so much joy when customers fall in love with their newly framed pieces and keep coming back for more!"