Sherri Geldin - Centered on Art


Once a month, C Magazine sits down with a prominent Columbus figure to discuss how they spend their time out of the office and between paychecks. This month, we sat down with Wexner Center for the Arts Director, Sherri Geldin.

C Magazine: You’re 18 again: Prom Queen or Valedictorian?
Sherri Geldin: Even thinking about high school makes me break out.

C Magazine: Best way to spend a lunch break?
Geldin: Working -- no calories.

C Magazine: Easton or Polaris?
Geldin: Given the chairman of my board, are you kidding me?

C Magazine: What piece of art would you like to see at the Wexner Center?
Geldin: A 15 x 10-foot-long shiny balloon dog, made entirely of bright blue reflective steel, mirroring everything in its midst. Oh, and by the way, it will actually be here as of September 15, so don’t miss it!

C Magazine: Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein?
Geldin: Warhol for mining the ethos of an era: celebrity, seduction, voyeurism and media-mania. Lichtenstein for finding the humor in it all.

C Magazine: Top three desert island books?
Geldin: 1) How to Get Off a Desert Island 2) How to Shop for Shoes on a Desert Island Volume II (I’ve memorized Volume I) and 3) How to Charge Your I-Pod on a Desert Island (While Getting Your Favorite Shoes Repaired).

C Magazine: Describe a romantic evening in five words.
Geldin: Moon, martini, man, music, mischief.

C Magazine: Better line: “Say hello to my little friend”, or “You talkin’ to me”?
Geldin: “You do know how to whistle, don’t you Steve. . .?”