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ART | "Pond Rot" launch and gallery opening


Panoptic Press (located in the Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main Street, studio 210) was founded in 2013 by Steven Arenius, Justin M. Knipper, and Bile, and specializes in handmade, limited-run printed media and apparel. The members are based in Rochester and Tokyo, and have collaborated with various artists, including Justyn Iannucci, Patrick O'Neil Vesper, and Mark Richards.

The group will host a gallery opening and launch of its newest publication, "Pond Rot II," a panoptic cut-and-paste zine, across three nights: Wednesday, December 31, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, January 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, January 3, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will showcase original collage, photocopy process, and the final print edition available for purchase. For more information, and to preview what the press offers, visit