Student-led mural installed at Hart


Serena Erickson, Social Media Manager

Recently, Hart High School students painted a mural that reflects the natural wonders of the Santa Clarita Valley. Made to connect the school back to its roots, the 18-panel artwork is 27 feet by 10 feet. The idea behind the mural was to soothe tensions over the school’s Indian mascot; tribal leadership were consulted for the project. A pristine landscape featuring a hawk and a bear, the mural is a reminder of the connection between humans and the nature around us. The project was driven by the school’s Renaissance Man Club.  Students Hector Dominguez, Isabella Erickson, Jeremy Baranda, Lily Murachanian and Lux Morgan, as well as art teacher John Fossa and ceramics teacher Rachelle Haddoak, were spotlighted at the mural’s official opening during Open House.

My favorite part of the mural is the way our students brought an idea to life! It makes me feel how lucky I am to work at a school where we have such creative, caring and thoughtful students,” principal Jason d’Autremont said as the mural was revealed.