'The Sky's the Limit' at Westlake Porter Public Library

The sculpture "The Sky's the Limit," which is installed on the wall above the library's Information Desk, was donated by Dr. Jeanne Bishop in honor of her husband.

Dr. Jeanne Bishop has donated a sculpture to Westlake Porter Public Library. Bishop commissioned the work, entitled "The Sky’s the Limit," to honor her husband, Dr. Allan R. Bishop and his passion for learning and knowledge. The sculpture was created by artist Donald Lundstrom of North Canton. It was installed on the wall overlooking the Information Desk in late July.

The sculpture conveys the powerful idea that with education we can achieve great things. Through the sharing of knowledge, Dr. Allan R. Bishop worked to instill in Westlake’s youth an interest in science and technology and the ideal that each generation teaches the next that the “Sky’s the Limit.”

Dr. Allan R. Bishop was an aerospace engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center from 1969 to 2005. In that capacity he helped to solve many problems, including how to dock the NASA Space Shuttle with the International Space Station (ISS). He also volunteered many hours of technical help at the Westlake Schools Planetarium and spent years coaching Westlake High School students in numerous Science Olympiad events and directing Olympiad competitions at the regional and state levels.

“We are honored that Dr. Bishop chose the library as the place to house this special piece,” said Library Director Andrew Mangels. “I’m sure it will inspire library visitors for years to come.”

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Volume 5, Issue 16, Posted 9:23 AM, 08.06.2013