Thursday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. | Louis Shanks Furniture

KMFA and Louis Shanks Furniture present Art & Design, a program that pairs local and regional artists with designers to create a custom gallery on the showroom inside Louis Shanks Furniture. Art & Design shows the art to the viewer in a natural setting as it might appear in a home or in an office.

We invite you to the Art & Design gallery opening featuring artist Marissa Kashani and interior design by Amy Hadley of Hey Now Interiors on Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Louis Shanks Furniture. 

Enjoy light bites Jason's Deli.

Sips by Tito's Handmade Vodka and Milam & Greene Bourbon.


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The Art:


The Artist: Marissa Kashani

Marissa Kashani is an Austin native and figurative oil painter. After graduation from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Fine Arts, she went into the home furnishings industry. For the past 15 years, Marissa has been a part of numerous design projects and the lead merchandiser for a retail furniture store. She loves home fashion and design, but her one true love has always been painting. In 2018, Marissa dove back into painting and rekindled her passion for oil paints and portraits. She has always been drawn to portraiture because it feels like each painting can tell a story without words. Painting figurative works of animals and people allows her the opportunity to explore emotion and storytelling when sometimes words alone can’t evoke the full depth of meaning. Marissa has two young, vibrant girls that keep her busy at all hours, but she can always find the time to set brush to canvas even if it’s late into the night.

The Design: Amy Hadley of Hey Now Interiors

Amy Hadley is founder and principal designer at Hey Now Interiors, an Austin interior design firm known for joyful use of color and clever space-solving. Amy spent two years as an expat in Prague, Czech Republic, where she learned the power of home—of setting it up with purpose and personality so it serves you well every day. Amy founded Hey Now out of this environmental-behavioral approach. She and her team create spaces that solve problems and add function in order to inspire more joy, creativity, and connectedness in your home and in your life.

The Music: Justice Phillips from Austin Classical Guitar

Phillips began playing guitar in 6th grade at Fulmore, now Lively Middle School. He was part of some of Austin Classical Guitar's first education programs in schools, and has now come full circle to become Box Office/Patrons Services Director & Composer. Justice attended high school at McCallum Fine Arts Academy, playing guitar under Andrew Clark, while taking private lessons with Dr. Steve Kostelnik. After high school, he attended the University of Texas before graduating in 2018 with a degree in Music Composition and Classical Guitar.

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE

Presenter Details

  • Name: Louis Shanks Furniture
  • At Louis Shanks, we're furniture people; 4 generations in fact. It's what we do. In fact, its all we've ever done. And we've gotten pretty good at it. But it really isn't just about finding the right furniture for our customers. We really do live to help families love where they live. Regardless of the size or expense of their home, the right furniture and home furnishings turns a house into a home. It sets the stage for your life's moments. We want our customers to build environments where they can enjoy their families, and live their most authentic lives.

Venue Details

  • Address: 2930 West Anderson Lane
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78757