Roski Artists Create Murals at Peace Garden

USC Roski students Trenyce Tong and Daniella Leon are featured on USC News in an article by journalist Grayson Schmidt. The artists have just unveiled their murals at the USC Peace Garden located near University Park Campus. The Peace Garden was launched by the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy this past March to create “a flourishing urban garden in which educational, research and health programming can serve community needs.”


“Coming here is a breath of fresh air,” said muralist Leon, a junior in both the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the USC Roski. “Los Angeles is so crowded and fast-paced that just having a space to ground yourself is really important.”


For the Peace Garden murals, students were asked to submit designs that would cover the front and back entrances to the house. The back mural, painted by sophomore Tong, completely covers the back entrance and extends to the wooden stairs connected to the porch.

“I was really excited about that, because when do you get the chance to paint stairs?” said Roski student Tong. “That was a major selling point.”


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Images: USC student Trenyce Tong, 19, works on her mural piece, titled “Little Garden.” (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas). USC student Daniella Leon, 20, works on her mural piece, titled “Unidas.” (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)