The Pool is the alumnx/alumni magazine of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), a nationally recognized visual and performing arts college located in Valencia, California. The magazine is published online twice a year at the end of each semester by the CalArts Office of Marketing and Communications. The Pool is sent 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.
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
VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER
OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT
Natalie Farrar Adams
INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Christine N. Ziemba
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS FOR THE POOL #11
Henderson Blumer, Katie Dunham, Marylou Ferry, Greg Houle, Jo Siri (Theater BFA 22), Juliet Bennett Rylah, Adam Smeltz, Jean Trinh
Nicolas Savignano (Film/Video MFA 15)
Rafael Hernandez (Art BFA 11)
DIRECTOR, CREATIVE SERVICES
Stuart Smith (Art MFA 02)
WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Daniel In, Gagandeep Singh
WEBSITE PRODUCTION FOR THIS ISSUE
Janessa Boom (Film/Video BFA 19), Daniel In, Gangandeep Singh, Debbie Stears, Taya Zoormandan
POOL #11 COVER VIDEO CREDITS AND THANKS
Camille Benda, Raven Chacon, Solar the podcast, Freedom Art Squad, and John Hogan and Insert Blanc Press.
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.