Saturday, May 16, 2009

Weekend Guide - Sunday 5/17/09

Venice Art Walk

Venice Art Walk & Auctions
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Registration: 10:30 am, Westminster School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Tickets: $50 per person (children under 12 free), includes an all-day pass to the following activities, as well as a Venice Art Walk & Auctions Catalog and Event Guide. All advance ticket buyers receive a $15 discount to the Dwell on Design Exhibition, June 27-28, 2009.
Click here to purchase tickets.
For more details:
33THIRD

On May 17th from 12pm - 6pm, 33Third is pleased to present an Ironlak Team USA live art exhibition.

There will be live painting & signing from:
Ironlak artists: Augor. Pose. Jaes. Ewok. Enue33Third artists: Kopye & Slow

This will also be an opportunity to stock up on Ironlak cans at the special sale price of $3.99 per can for the duration of the event.

33Third is LA’s premier source of graffiti art supplies, streetwear apparel, and related books and magazines.

Ironlak is Australia's first and preferred aerosol paint manufactured purely for an art-based audience. With affordability, quality and value for money in mind, it has grown from conception to reality and is now the market leader.In 2008 Ironlak expanded into the USA and Europe and is quickly becoming the preferred paint in the USA.

May 17th, 12pm - 6pm
33Third
5111 West Pico Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Weekend Guide - Thursday 5/14/09

LA Art Walk

Downtown Art WalkThe Second Thursday of Every Month in Downtown Los Angeles
Thursday, May 14, 2009
12pm - 9 pm • Free Admission

The Downtown Art Walk is a self-guided tour that showcases the many art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles — commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues.

Check out http://downtownartwalk.com/ for details!

Michael Benevento

'Ned Vena'

Thursday, May 14, 2009 At 06:00 PM

7578 Sunset blvd. Los Angeles Ca. 90046

Infusion Gallery

GROUP ART EXHIBIT featuring:

HENRY GALLUCIO, PACIA SALLOMI, RACHEL WEISBURGER, NILS HANSEN, MARA ZASLOVE, RYOTA SATO, ANDREW V. GILMAN, INGE DEHENIN, YVES GOYATTON, BENJAMIN SOEHNEL, MAMADI SIDIBE, SHAUN BROCK, GABRIEL FISCALE, JOHN A. CASPER

Resident Artists : Dover, Jill Abrams

Exhibits run May 3- May 28, 2009

Artist Reception Thursday, May 14, 2009 6-9 pm

Come meet the artists and join us for refreshments!

Gallery will be open 12-9 pm May 14th for the Downtown Art Walk

Infusion Gallery

719 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90014

213.683.8827

http://www.infusiongallery.com/

info@infusiongallery.com

Hours: Wed.-Sat., 12-6 p.m.Sun.-Tues. by appointment

JOIN US FOR THE DOWNTOWN ART WALK ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH

Press and to make an appointment for viewing contact: Heidi Calvert, Gallery Director

For interviews, please contact Jill Abrams, Gallery Owner

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Long Beach Art Walk - May 9th

2nd Saturday Art WalkTM is a monthly event.


It takes place in the East Village Arts District,
Downtown Long Beach
every second Saturday of each month..

The Art Walk takes place around the streets of Ocean Blvd, Linden Ave, 1st Street, Broadway and Elm. Local art galleries and retail businesses such as gift shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops stay open until late evening. Linden Avenue is closed to the traffic and transformed into a street art fair by local artists. Two stages are dedicated to street performances and live music. Anyone is welcome.

2nd Saturday Art Walks hours are from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Admission is free.

Parking is available in nearby structures and parking lots for about $4.00/day or... free by chance on nearby streets. The greatest attraction of this event is it's unique items and works of art in combination with paintings, sculpture, photography, crafts and hands-on workshops mixed with theatre and dance. The 2nd Saturday Art Walk offers kids, as well as adults, entertainment and an opportunity to create their own master-pieces. Gives a chance to be a critic as well as an artist. 2nd Saturday Art Walk is all yours to
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Find Your Art!
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Come and stroll through the East Village galleries. Watch the art performances. Have a dinner with friends or simply enjoy a cup of coffee in outdoor setting..
Here are the dates of the Next 2nd Saturday Art Walks:
May 9th,
June 13th, July 11th, August 8th...For detailed information please call 562.682-9735. Art

Organizations and Artists!
Contact us to highlight your music performances,
theatrical performances, interactive art projects,
fashion shows. Create a new art project!
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How to become a participant?Event is open to anyone who wants to present their own art works. Professionals, amateurs, art organizations and beginners are welcome.The participation donation is $30.00 per 10' x 10' outdoor space paid in advance or at the day of the event. Please fill out the artist info card and send it along with the payment to 2nd Saturday Art Walk, 117 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802. Make the checks payable to 2nd Saturday Art Walk.
The donation is not refundable rains or shines. We supply electricity for simple lighting. Artists bring their own set-up.

***Amplified sound and street performances have to be approved in advance. There is no fee for those activities.
Sale or serving food requires special Health Dept. permit and additional fees. Call the Long Beach Health Dept. at 562.570-4144 for more details.

Weekend Guide - Thursday 5/7/09

CARMICHAEL GALLERY


Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents ‘GET RICH QUICK’
A Selection from the Collections of our Collectors

Featuring Antony Micallef, Banksy, Barry McGee, D*Face, David Choe, David Choong Lee, Faile, Ian Francis, KAWS, Nick Walker, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Swoon, Will Barras and more to be announced!

Address: Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Avenue West Hollywood CA 90038

Opening reception: Thursday, May 7th 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Exhibition Dates: May 7th – May 28th 2009

AND

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents
‘When All The Stars Are Gone’
A solo exhibition of new artwork by Thais Beltrame

Address: Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Avenue West Hollywood CA 90038

Opening reception: Thursday, May 7th 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Exhibition Dates: May 7th – May 28th

Stars Are Gone, the first US solo exhibition of work by Brazilian artist Thais Beltrame. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm, with the artist in attendance. A new series of ink and watercolor works on paper will be on display, as well as a site-specific installation. The exhibition will be open for viewing through Thursday, May 28th 2009 from 1.00pm -7.00pm. When All The Stars Are Gone is a poetic glimpse of the world as perceived by Thais. Looking to the skies as inspiration, the artist reflects upon solitude, beauty, and the transient nature of being. “Supposedly all the stars we see today have been dead millions of years,” she muses. “Perhaps this is why human beings feel so alone: we live beneath a sky which no longer exists.” In this newest body of work, Thais’ trademark wistful children are changing, growing stronger, wiser, and more aware of their surroundings. From this growth emerge new fears and dilemmas, however, as observed in the artist’s shift from negative space to a brooding application of earthy watercolors. Such depth enhances the delicate innocence that gives Thais’ work its extraordinary power. About the Artist: Thais Beltrame was born and lives in Sao Paulo. The largely self-taught artist grew up amongst a generation of Brazilian counter-culture in the 80s and 90s. Highly regarded for her subtle, distinctive style, she is the sole female member of the powerhouse Brazilian art collective, the Famiglia Baglione. Thais has exhibited her work in the United States, United Kingdom, and Brazil. Website: www.flickr.com/thais_beltrame

AND

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art presents
"Alëxone"

A Showcase of New Artwork
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7, 2009/ 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Please RSVP to rsvp@carmichaelgallery.com

1257 N. La Brea AvenueW. Hollywood CA 90038

The exhibition will be open for viewing through
Thursday, May 28th 2009 from 1.00pm - 7.00pm.

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present a showcase of new work by Paris-based artist Alëxone. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm, at which a new series of acrylic, ink and mixed media works on paper will be on display.

About The Artist:
Born in 1976, Alëxone lives and works in Paris. With a background in graffiti, he rose to fame in the early 90s with striking letter-based tags of the moniker Oedipus on the streets of Paris. He became Alëxone in 2000, when his artwork took a figurative turn. Since then, his distinctive work has won him a reputation far beyond France with exhibitions all over Europe, including Paris, Hamburg, Milan, Berlin, London, Amsterdam and Brussels.
Alëxone’s universe is filled with eccentric, playful characters. Masked penguins, contorted horses, and hairy men with long noses engage and entertain in wild, colorful scenes, while wordplay and metaphor create a dynamic dialogue between the work and the viewer.
Alëxone regularly collaborates with other street artists, including members of the GM and 9e Concept groups. Their exhibition at the Pompidou Centre last January was the first time street artists have been featured in a significant French museum.
Website: http://www.alexone.net/

Weekend Guide - Friday 5/8/09

L'KEG GALLERY

THINKSPACE




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LA LUZ DE JESUS



“Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza”Book Signing.
Friday, May 8, 2009 7 pm - 9 pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery

4633 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90027

323-666-7667 Fax: 323-663-0243



Hooray for Silly, Sexy Paper Dolls!


Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza has arrived, and the cutout lingerie is flying. This first-of-its-kind collection of burlesque girlie-girls is fun and funny as frilly underpants. More than a dozen scantily clad ladies, each with a matching outfit, are ready to be cut out, dressed up, stripped back down, and paraded through your life. Take one to work with you. Send one to your special guy or gal pal. Use them to corrupt the young and innocent. The power is yours. All you need is a pair of scissors.


Be among the first to fondle these beauties when Miss Mindy signs her new book at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Friday, May 8 at 7:00 pm. Live sexy girls will be in attendance. Collectible Sandee Standee point-of-purchase display figures will be given away to a lucky few. Surprises will be in store.



Miss Mindy's Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza by Miss Mindy, ISBN: 978-0-9778949-2-5, Binding: Soft Cover, Dimensions: 6" x 11", Pages: 64, Price $24.95, publlished by Baby Tattoo.

Miss Mindy bio
Miss Mindy has an affinity for past times, and loves to explore mood, expressions and bizarre humor. Her work consists mainly of woodcut paintings, dioramas and shadow boxes, in addition to fluid ink drawings and sketches. Her method evokes a vintage and folk art feel using rough brush strokes and several mediums.Her stories involve girls and imps, fairies and troublemakers of a most endearing yet bizarre sort. Her narratives find leads in precarious and naughty little circumstances with other players helping along the tales of mishaps and silly shenanigans.Miss Mindy was born into a family of artists and designers who have been an inspiration. Her grandmother worked as an ink and painter at Disney in the 1930s, her other side of the family were illustrators, muralists and puppeteers, along with her mother, an accomplished mask maker and artisan. In addition, her sister, CJ Metzger has been a collaborator and muse.In addition to her fine art, Miss Mindy is an accomplished illustrator, concept and product designer for such clients as Hard Rock Cafe Worldwide, House of Blues, Zippo, Distinction Magazine, Warner Brothers, 6 Point Harness, and The Chiodo Brothers. Miss Mindy has written and illustrated two books with Baby Tattoo Books Publishing, “Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza” and "Teenie Weenie Tales" which can be found in the “Artists Sisters: Box of Stories” book set. She is currently designing her own line of toys with ‘Mindstyle’ a division of The Level 5 Group, and a collaborative set with her sister CJ Metzger. Her artwork can be found in private collections throughout the United States and abroad.



La Luz de Jesus is located at the Soap Plant/Wacko building, in Los Feliz at

4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Gallery hours are

Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 7pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.

HIBBELTON GALLERY


Hibbleton Gallery is pleased to announce an art exhibit entitled “Personal Kingdoms: Artwork by Jesse Chapo.” The opening reception is Friday, May 8, 2009 from 7-11pm.


Utilizing a playful menagerie of characters, Chapo looks closely at personal identity, social interactions and the interrelations of the two. The awkwardness of strangers in tight areas, the constant bickering and fighting that occurs between families and lovers and the unease we often have with our appearance and visual identities are a few of the ideas he explores in this exhibit. For this exhibit, Chapo has created a fantastical world of characters, specifically focusing on kings, crowns, and jewels to explore ideas about personal isolation/selfishness versus community. Chapo works in a variety of media, creating paintings and drawings on drift wood, paper and circular wood. Jesse Chapo is a young, emerging artist who has been warmly accepted into the art world, exhibiting at Phyllis Stein Gallery in LA, and other galleries in Sacremento and Orlando. He has had his work published internationally. The show runs through June 7, 2009.

Weekend Guide - Saturday 5/9/09

BILLY SHIRE FINE ARTS

Chris Roberts-Antieau

Mars - 1

Damara Kaminecki

Ray Abeyta

Ray Abeyta, Damara Kaminecki, Mars - 1, Chris Roberts-Antieau
Exhibition: May 9 - June 6, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6th, 7-10 pm

Drawing Attention
When:
Saturday, May 09, 2009 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM PDT
Description
Bonni Reid, Aaron McKinney, Andy Clarkson, and Camille Boggs
May 9th – June 6th
Opening reception Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 6:00pm

COPRO NASON GALLERY


BLACK MARIA GALLERY


These Are Strange Times My Dear
9 May – 6 June, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday 9th May, 7:00 – 10:30pm

Los Angeles – Black Maria Gallery is pleased to announce "These Are Strange Times My Dear"; a group show featuring the latest works from Catia Chien, CJ Metzger and Dany Paragouteva. This show is a mystical interpretation of our current turbulent times. The artists are exploring our journey through the current storm of political and economic instability, searching for something positive to grasp onto. In a time of such negativity, this exhibition strives to expose some silver linings.
Catia Chien works are filled with vivid imagination and have been described as rich with whimsy, color and energy. Besides her fine art, Catia also creates illustrations for children’s books, films and animation as well as comic book anthologies. Catia lives and works in Southern California.
Candace (or CJ) Metzger is an artist whose narrative paintings and creations layer whimsical and surreal imagery. Her work is profoundly inspired by her 6 year old daughter, fairy tales, mythology, and her observations of relationships between humans, nature & the environment. She lives and works in North East Los Angeles.
Dany Paragouteva graduated with a BFA in Illustration with Distinction from Art Center College of Design. Dany’s passion for drawing and painting started when she was about 2 years old. Her paintings have a magical quality that elicits the dark side of fairytales. They are mysterious yet familiar. Originally from Bulgaria, Paragouteva now lives in Los Angeles.

Location: BLACK MARIA GALLERY 3137 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039
Contact: 323-660-9393 or contact us at info@blackmariagallery.com

CARMICHAEL GALLERY


Total Sao Paulo: A Guide to the Unexpected Book Launch Party

Come sing, dance, sip free caipirinhas (the tasty rum-like cocktail of Brazil!) and meet author Phuong-Cac Nguyen at the book launch party for her hip new travel guide, Total Sao Paulo: A Guide To The Unexpected!
When & Where:Saturday, May 93-7 p.m.

Carmichael Gallery1257 N. La Brea Ave.West Hollywood, CA 90038RSVP: rsvp@carmichaelgallery.com

CONGREGATION GALLERY

The Congregation Gallery Presents: Voodoo, Hoodoo, and Santeria: The Art of Conjure
Black Carpet ArrivalsSaturday, May 9th - 9PM
7569 Melrose, Hollywood, CA 90046 (323) 655-0589

http://www.myspace.com/artcorecfs

Group Show Featuring: D. W. Frydendall, Christopher Ulrich, Munk One, Evil Paul, Eli Livingston, 13:11, Cate Rangel, Shawn Du Val Humiston, Glenda Rolie, Lloyd Mattews, Gene Guynn, Patrick Segui, David Cook, Sarah Hestal, Tiffany Garcia, Elizabeth Caffey, George De La Santos, Cam Rackam, Erick De La Vega, Skullmaster, Kevin Klemm, Steve Rodgers, Nicholas Caesar, Tatomir, Jim Parchen, RT Vegas, Dean Karr, Alina Stempa, Dave Rose, Romesh Mccullough, Tom Zimmerman, Renato Ruiz, Skip Crank, Jeremy Cross Voodoo Tarot Readings Cuban Cigar Roller Personal Voodoo Doll Maker


COUTURIER GALLERY

Couturier Gallery is delighted to present distinguished Argentinean painter Antonia Guzmán in her second solo exhibition of recent works inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s last opera Turandot. Guzmán’s paintings convey the dynamic force of Puccini’s Asiatic fairy tale using her well-known Latin American visual vocabulary to create impactful visual dramas. The opening reception for the artist will be on Saturday May 9, 6 – 8 pm.

EXHIBIT A GALLERY
TONY ALVA & RICHARD VILLA III PRESENTS
"DIE POSERS DIE !"

AN ART EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTISTS/SKATERS:
TONY ALVA, STEVE CABALLERO, CHRISTIAN HOSOI, PAT NGOHO, STEVE OLSON, MIMI KNOOP, CLINT PETERSON, LANCE MOUNTAIN, DUANE PETERS, CHRIS PASTRAS, DAVID HACKETT, JASON ADAMS

ALL ARTISTS ARE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR.
OPENING RECEPTION ON SATURDAY, MAY 9TH 2009, 7PM-11PM

EXHIBIT A GALLERY
1086 SOUTH FAIRFAX AVENUELOS ANGELES CA, 90019
(BETWEEN OLYMPIC & PICO)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE
RSVP AT http://www.exhibitagallery.com/
100 LIMITED EDITION "DIE POSERS DIE" POSTERS NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY ALL THE ARTISTS ART BY ALVA ARTIST RVIII AND SCREENPRINTED BY JOHN E. MINER

MUSIC BY : DJ HOWIE PYROOPEN
BAR PROVIDED BY : TRANSPHUSION

FREE FOODFIRST 50 GUESTS WILL RECEIVE A GIFT BAG WITH PRODUCTS PROVIDED BY:
HURLEY, TECH DECK, NIKITA CLOTHING, SKULLCANDY, FUEL TV, JARRITOS AND MORE.

THE "DIE POSERS DIE !" EXHIBITION RUNS 05/09/09 - 06/09/09. WED - FRI, 1PM - 7PM ALL ART WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
VISIT WWW.EXHIBITAGALLERY.COM FOR MORE INFO AND UPDATES!
FOR PRE SHOWING ON 05/08/09. PLEASE CALL 323.954.7295 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.INFO@EXHIBITAGALLERY.COM 323.954.7295 http://www.exhibitagallery.com/


GALLERY 475


GR2
Free to a Good Home 2 art show opening Group show at GR2
May 9 - June 10, 2009
Reception: Saturday, May 9, 6:30 -10:00
Dog Adption 4:30-8:30pm

(there will be a fee for vaccinations, license, etc)

GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to host Free to a Good Home 2. The canine-themed art show will include contributions from the following artists: Apak! Andrice Arp Robert Bellm Aaron Brown Jeffrey Brown Shawn Cheng Catia Chien Cupco Eleanor Davis Evah Fan Susie Ghahremani Katherine Guillen Clement Hanami Nao Harada David Horvath Kerry Horvath Jay Howell Michael Hsiung Kaori Kasai Sian Keegan David King Jenny Kwok Diana Kwok Little Friends of Printmaking David Magdaleno James McShane Justin "Scrappers" Morrison Kiyoshi Nakazawa Tom Neely Tru Nguyen Saejean Oh Martin Ontiveros John Pham Silvio Porretta Pryor Praczukowski Rohitash Rao Aaron Renier Albert Reyes Martha Rich Brian Rush Emilio Santoyo Rob Sato Ryan J. Smith Jeana Sohn Ryohei Tanaka Daria Tessler Edwin Ushiro Steven Weissman Andrew J. Wright

In the spirit of the artwork, the Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) West L.A. Shelter will be bringing dogs available for adoption to the opening with the hopes of matching them up with new owners! LAAS will also be accepting donations of supplies and food for the shelter. (Suggested donations: blankets, towels, unopened pet food, pet beds, pet coats, Timothy Hay, kongs.) Those making donations through the duration of the show will receive a coupon for 25 percent off their next purchase at GR2.

A reception featuring many of the artists will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, May 9.For more information about the opening, the artists, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact: Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher eric@giantrobot.com (310) 479-7311

LEBASSE PROJECTS

LeBasse Projects is proud to announce, “Hello and Goodbye”, a solo exhibition from Japanese artist Yoskay Yamamoto. This will be Yamamoto' second major solo exhibition, and will mark his largest body of work to date both in size and scale. The show represents a breakthrough in work from Yamamoto, and will reflect a continuation of intimate statements of self-expression that began in his last exhibition. Yamamoto’s previous exhibition focused on the artists’ internal struggle while “Hello and Goodbye” is inspired by a more external series of experiences. Being born and raised in suburban Japan and now living in Los Angeles, Yamamoto is challenged by feelings of separation both personally, culturally and artistically. There remains an unending cycle of connection and disconnection with the world around Yamamoto. As he becomes more disconnected with his Japanese roots he becomes more connected to his adopted American lifestyle, yet being away from his family helps him understand their true value and importance thus creating an even deeper connection.



Opening in conjunction with Yoskay Yamamoto is a solo exhibition from Australian artist Melissa Haslam. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition, and will mark her largest body of work to date. Haslam’s work will be showcased in the gallery’s Project Room. For her first solo “Wild Fields”, Haslam has concerned herself with a series of interactions and connections between humans and nature. Specifically focused on interrupted cycles of life, we see characters in the work becoming part of a natural world where they shouldn’t be, yet nature has adapted to include them. We see a fascination in the paintings with imitating nature – taming it, rearranging it, and striving to be a part of it

LeBasse Projects presents two concurrent solo exhibitions:
“Hello and Goodbye” a solo exhibition by Yoskay Yamamoto in our main gallery
and
"Wild Fields" a solo exhibition by Melissa Haslam in our project room.

May 9th – May 28th
Artist reception: Saturday, May 9th, 7-10p

Visit www.lebasseprojects.com for more information.

LeBasse Projects 6023 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 contact@lebasseprojects.com 310.558.0200

LOFT AT LIZ'S

The Loft at Liz’s presents Design Ability/Designability, a group show highlighting the work of five Los Angeles design firms, including architects, interior designers, product designers, and a contractor. Bringing design into the realm of art, the show will feature each participant’s unique take on the art and craft of design through photographs, models, products, and films.

Designers: Bondanelli Design Group, Sasha Emerson Design, New California Craftsmen, Tom Stack, Norm Wogan Design

opening reception May 9, 6 to 9 pm
show dates May 9 through May 19, 10 am to 6 pm

For more information, contact Terri Hartman,
shop@lahardware.com, 323-939-4403, extension 7