Five BCC students received the Artists Resisting Sugar city-wide art contest sponsored by the City of Berkeley and the BCC Public Health Club. Their art will be on display in Berkeley at Lifelong. In December the winning students were awarded prize money. The City of Berkeley has commended the art as outstanding pieces.
This work is part of an endeavor to decrease the incidence of diabetes and obesity in our community which increases the risk of COVID.
According to Pauline Bondono, Executive Director of the Community Health Education Institute, “the multimedia department is doing an outstanding job on using art to promote health awareness. The students are showing their resourcefulness. The art pieces are dramatic, powerful and deserve community merit.”
- 1st place Brian Pham for Don’t Be Deceived
- 1st place Jerry Hsiao for Water Wins
- 2nd place Raquel Romero for Sugar in acids and soda will rot your teeth
- 3rd place Daniel Phounsavan for Soda is Addictive
- Martha Hernandez Honorable Mention for Sugar Train
BCC President Angélica Garcia commented, "This is certainly wonderful news to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Berkeley City College students to our local community."
BCC Graphic Design instructor Michel Bohbot added it is "great to see my student’s work get their due especially as they they produced award winning art in spite of all the stress the pandemic has placed on them during the semester."
Many thanks to Pauline Bondono, Michel Bohbot, Dr. Angélica Garcia, Dr. Stacey Shears, and Jasmíne Martínez for contributing to this story.