The Pool is the alumni magazine of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), a nationally recognized visual and performing arts college located in Valencia, Calif. The magazine is published online and printed twice a year at the end of each semester by the CalArts Office of Marketing and Communications. The Pool is delivered to alumni, parents of current students, friends of CalArts, and distributed on campus to faculty, students and interested applicants.
The mission of the publication is to inform and entertain readers; to engage alumni and friends with feature stories and short items that profile CalArtians recognized for excellence in their fields and métiers. A robust section of Class Notes includes all written submissions and selected images of alumni and their work. Letters from the president, editor, and readers round out the editorial content. Web extras — stories, videos, sound — complement what’s found in the printed magazine.
We hope The Pool and thepool.calarts.edu help all CalArts alumni to connect, reconnect and network professionally with their peers, classmates, faculty and friends, as well as to foster pride in the Institute among all of its 20,000+ graduates worldwide.
Ravi S. Rajan
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNX & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Christine N. Ziemba
WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Stuart Smith (Art MFA 02), Julie Moon (Art MFA 11)
Juliet Bennet Rylah, Soleil David, Greg Houle, Elizabeth Liang (Film/Video MFA 18), Michael Rogers, Adam Smeltz, Jean Trinh, Taya Zoormandan
Nicolas Savignano (Film/Video MFA 15)
Rafael Hernandez (Art BFA 11)
Debbie Stears, Denise Nelson
WEBSITE PRODUCTION FOR THIS ISSUE
Julie Moon, Melissanthi Saliba, Debbie Stears, Taya Zoormandan
Contributing writers, photographers, and graphic designers for The Pool and thepool.calarts.edu are often CalArts alumni and/or Institute faculty and staff. Additional contributors are drawn from a community of talented freelance creative professionals conversant in specific areas of content.
To contact The Pool editorial team or submit story ideas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.