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Visiting Fulbright scholar, artist, makes her mark in the Pacific Northwest


During her presentation, Sossa passes around one of the tools she uses to create her art.

Green River's 2013 Fulbright Scholar/Artist, Margret Bjornsdottir, known internationally as Sossa, has helped Green River Community College and participating institutions internationalize their art curricula and better understand what has influenced her work as an internationally-known Nordic artist.

While at the college, Sossa has:

  • Presented an interactive lecture on her work through the Teaching & Learning Center.
  • Conducted a printmaking workshop organized by the Auburn Arts Commission for members of the local communities.
  • Visited artistic communities on Whidbey and Vashon Islands, as well as those on the Olympic Peninsula, including Native American artists at Jamestown.

With the support of the college, Sossa has experienced living in the community and has welcomed her students to work with her at her home studio near Seattle on the weekends - a unique experience for all.

Sossa's faculty host, Cindy Small, worked tirelessly to ensure the success of this year's Fulbright Program.

Sossa returns to Iceland Dec. 16 and will visit with Green River President Dr. Eileen Ely beforehand to report on the highlights of her experience at Green River.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and funded through an annual appropriation to the U.S. Department of State from the U.S. Congress. Green River is fortunate to be a recipient of scholars funded by this outstanding program.