Debut of local artist Dominica Fusaro lights up the night with exuberant colors, cocktails, and canapes 


Photos by Leigh Ann Rowe

Laguna Beach was especially bright last Saturday at the Mermaid Building, with the debut show of local artist Dominica Fusaro. More than 150 guests in attendance were treated to an evening of sparkling lights, twinkling sequins and time with the artist. 

With 12 oversized canvases imbued with abstract designs adorned with sequins, the artist’s signature in this series, the evening was complemented with custom cocktails courtesy of local Laguna Beach bartender Adam Bernstein, and passed hors d’oeuvres by Plums Cafe.

Debut of Bernstein

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Adam Bernstein serves up custom cocktails at Dominica Fusaro’s debut

Exuberant color is at the heart of Dominica’s work and it was reflected throughout every detail of the evening. From the colored orbs of sparkling light to the flamingo pink custom napkins emblazoned with “Paint Your Dreams,” the evening was alive with pinks, blues and light that dazzled. 

Debut of portrait

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Dominica’s work inspired by exuberant color

Dominica’s work is inspired by her love of color, pattern and textiles and she is heavily inspired by her worldwide travel as a diver on an international scale. A native of Cincinnati but a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Dominica continues to work and paint in Costa Mesa. 

For more information about Dominica and her work, visit