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5 Questions with Katy Dombrausky, Featured Artist

Meet a young artist and stop by the Mountain Road library in Pasadena to see her artwork this month.

Katy Dombrausky is the December Featured Artist at the Mountain Road public library in Pasadena.

The art display can be viewed by the public until Dec. 28, and a reception in her honor will be held at the library from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18.

Dombrausky is a 2008 graduate of Chesapeake High and is from the Pasadena Longpoint Community. She is currently a full-time art education major at Towson University.

Anne Arundel Patch: What inspires you as an artist?
Katy Dombrausky: What a hard question. Everything! My work is always changing but I guess my biggest inspirations have a lot to do with human behaviors and the struggles we face everyday between being primitive and intelligent beings. One of the bigger pieces I have made is a sculpture that deals with the want to make functional items decorative to the point that they are no longer used for their original function. I like to keep my work kind of corky, I think it's important to have a sense of humor.

Anne Arundel Patch: What is the earliest artwork you remember creating?
Dombrausky: Oh man, I remember raiding the fabric and craft cabinet at home constantly as a kid. The first specific thing I remember making was a purse out of a pair of purple leggings that had a carrot on it. I was probably 5 years old, but I remember being super proud of that purse when I showed it to my mom, haha.

Anne Arundel Patch: Did you ever have a favorite teacher or class at Chesapeake High?
Dombrausky: Absolutely. The first art class I took in high school was photography, which was taught by Mr. Ward. He encouraged my interested in art greatly throughout high school and has had a huge influence on my aspirations to be an art teacher.

Anne Arundel Patch: What courses do you take as an art education major at Towson? What career path do you hope to take? 
Dombrausky: Within art education I have taken a wide variety of studio classes (photography, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, painting, etc.) as well as classes that address concepts, techniques, and controversies within the education system. I am planning to teach high school art when I graduate in 2014, but I would also like to get my graduate degree in fine arts so that teaching college is an option.

Anne Arundel Patch: What do you like to do in your free time?
Dombrausky: In my free time I like to paint (big surprise, I know!), spend time with my pup, and explore. I love seeing what other artists are doing in my community, too. There is always a ton of music, art, and other random events going on in the city, so I try to find new things to do in Baltimore whenever I can.

TELL US: Do you know Katy Dombrausky or have you seen her artwork? Leave a comment!

Phillip Kary December 14, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Thanks for sharing this article about Katy. She is certainly an up and coming artist. Suzi & Phil Kary, Muskegon, MI
jach December 14, 2012 at 05:39 AM
katy I love you and want to marry you
Sandy Manning December 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Katy is & always has been a unique wonderful person! I see she is talented as well, thank you for sharing Katys Artwork for all of us to enjoy. Sandy Manning Savannah,Georgia
Deborah Kommalan December 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM
I am a local artist, too. I am excited to find out about her and her work. I'll definitely come there for a visit. Deborah Kommalan Pasadena MD
Deborah Pevner December 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Katy, I have seen your work showing at MTR and I think you are very talented and quirky! I loved it! Are any pieces for sale?
Katy Dombrausky January 17, 2013 at 03:47 AM
Hi Deborah! I'm sorry that I am just now seeing this comment, but if there was a ceratin piece you were interested in, go ahead and write me at KatyDombrausky@gmail.com and we can certainly figure something out. Thanks for checking out my work and for the nice comments! Katy

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