VenueMahtay Café
Time: Ongoing (Throughout April)
CategoryMedia, Film + Visual Art
City of OriginSt. Catharines


Love for the region’s music scene and album cover art merges in these fake record tributes.


Sheldon Rooney is a St. Catharines based visual artist. Working in the medium of hand crippling, sight destroying ink and pastel illustration alongside the carcinogen producing, carpel tunnel getting medium of woodburning. He has survived these fields through 15 years of solo and group shows. If his 2017 show Nuts II:A New Bag at the Niagara Artists Centre couldn’t kill him nothing will. His latest arthritic dance with the devil will be part of yes! The 2018 In the Soil festival! At Mahtay Cafe! His cramped claw of a right hand has pumped out 12 local favorite band dedications in fake album cover form!

This show saved my life!” -Steve Z, 2007
“Workin’ harder than the backbeat in Black Oak!” -Steve R, 2009
“Absolute masterpieces!” -Loralie B, 2010
“Boom!” -Natasha P, 2011
“Wham!” -Annie W, 2011
“Amazing!” -Marinko, 2017