Robots, Doughnuts & Wine: 'SF Mercantile' Hosting Artist Eric Joyner Tonight

If you're locking down last-minute Christmas gifts, you're in luck; SF Mercantile (1698 Haight St. at Cole), a California-themed crafts and gift shop, is hosting an art reception and shopping event tonight from 6 to 8pm.

Bay Area artist Eric Joyner, whose work prominently features Japanese tin toy robots and giant doughnuts in familiar landscapes, will be on hand to chat about his art.

After attending San Francisco Academy of Art, Joyner launched his career by working as an illustrator, his work appearing in magazines and advertisements.

His art, which combines unexpected aspects of popular culture, appears in galleries and is also available on items like T-shirts, tote bags, pillowcases, laptop skins and phone cases.

In February, Robotic Existentialism: The Art of Eric Joyner will be released by Dark Horse Comics.

Tonight's event will include snacks and wine for attendees, along with a chance to meet the artist.

The shop, which opened last November, carries gifts, games, toys, prints, books, and cards from local makers. This season, the store features a Christmas tree festooned with California poppy and mushroom ornaments, among others.

One of Joyner's gel laptop skins, "Frida's New Friend."

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