Healing Arts

Local Artist Unveils Three-story Mural

Earlier this fall, members of Santa Clarita’s arts community, along with Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean and other local leaders, gathered at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to witness the unveiling of a three-story mural located in the patio outside of the cafeteria in the new patient tower.

Painted by local artist/historian Frank Rock, the new mural was designed to be both “calming and healing.”

“This piece [should] instill a sense of calmness, serenity and peace,” said Rock. “The goal is to make this a restful, flowing piece for those who view it. The gratitude from the people that invited me to paint this piece is very rewarding.

I’m glad that I was able to deliver. It’s a great feeling to accomplish what they wanted.” Rock was selected by Henry Mayo to paint the mural designed by Kevin Barry Fine Art, and he completed the mural in March after nearly two full weeks of work.

Rock estimates this mural is the biggest and tallest piece of art he has ever painted.

Left: Kasey Taylor, Frank Rock, Carol Rock, Kevin Barry, Valerie Schub and Jonathan Miller in front of the three-story mural.


At the event, attendees were given the opportunity to view the mural and learn more about the work that went into it. The brief program included a short film that showed how the mural was conceived and created.  Henry Mayo encourages visitors to visit the new cafeteria and view the mural the next time they are on campus. IYH

For more information on the new patient tower, visit our website.