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Dominick Labino

 
 
Dominick Labino Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 2, 2007
1. Dominick Labino Marker
Inscription. This site is dedicated to Dominick Labino, 1910-1987, glass scientist, engineer, artist, and inventor. Credited with 57 patents, Mr. Labino invented pure silica fiber which was used in insulating tiles covering the space shuttle Columbia and the Apollo, Mercury, and Gemini spacecraft. As a glass artist, Labino was co-founder of the studio glass movement in America. His art works are in over 60 museums in the U.S. and abroad, and his architectural elements of hot cast panels are in many public buildings. His forte was original formulation of glass of high quality, durability, and unusual color effects. A resident of Grand Rapids since 1956, he was a benefactor and warm friend to the village.
 
Erected 1992 by Grand Rapids Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-87.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 24.792′ N, 83° 51.642′ W. Marker is in Grand Rapids, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (Ohio Route 65) and Bridge Street (Ohio Route 578) on Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Rapids OH 43522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Dominick Labino Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 2, 2007
2. Dominick Labino Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Rapids (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Howard Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miami & Erie Canal (approx. mile away); Providence Historical District (approx. mile away); James Durbin (approx. 4.5 miles away); Oak Tree (approx. 5.6 miles away); Wood County's First Masonic Lodge (approx. 6.1 miles away); Custer Homestead (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grand Rapids.
 
More about this marker. Northeast corner of the intersection. There is space to pull off the road.
 
Also see . . .  Ask Art (the Artist Blue Book). Links to anything and everything you might what to know about Dominick Labino. (Submitted on December 7, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.) 
 
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Labino "EMERGENCE" line. Very early sculpture, Signed "Labino 8-1975" image. Click for full size.
By TC Skaggs, December 11, 2007
3. Labino "EMERGENCE" line. Very early sculpture, Signed "Labino 8-1975"
Impressive in stature, measuring 8 3/4" x 6" x 2." Immaculately clear glass sculpture with three "Break Through" ascending air trap funnels each emerging into a succesively larger funnel. The emerging funnel shaped inclusions are covered in a thin micro gold veiling. The sculpture on appearance having a soft gold color until infused with light, at which time it takes on a dichroic affect, changing to a vibrant red. Creatively breathtaking!
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,345 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   3. submitted on , by TC Skaggs of St. John, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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