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Grand Rapids in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dominick Labino

 
 
Dominick Labino Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceExplorationIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
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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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Rapids OH 43522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Towpath Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oberle Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Through The Eyes Of An Artist (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water Power: Turbines and Races (approx. 0.2 miles away); Issac Ludwig Historic Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Rapids (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whalers And Wickets Of Lock 44 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
Dominick Labino Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 17, 2018
2. Dominick Labino Marker
Memorial near the marker.
Dominick Labino Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, November 2, 2007
3. Dominick Labino Marker
Dominick Labino Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 6, 2021
4. Dominick Labino Marker
Labino "EMERGENCE" line. Very early sculpture, Signed "Labino 8-1975" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TC Skaggs, December 11, 2007
5. 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 was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,716 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   2. submitted on January 29, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 7, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   4. submitted on November 8, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   5. submitted on December 11, 2007, by TC Skaggs of St. John, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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