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Renaissance man Augustine Lynas on Art and Books

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What does it take to engage multiple art forms? Joins us as sculptor, graphic designer, illustrator and publisher Gerry Lynas talks about the many varieties of art in life.

Augustine Lynas is an artist of many talents. Clients include NYC Parks & Recreation, IBM, Beth Israel Medical Center, Medicare Beneficiaries Defense Fund, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Phoenix Films & Video, The New York Daily News, Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, The Small Press Center, Maho Bay Camps, Art Horizons International, the National Council of Jewish Women, Dicapo Opera Theatre, and many others.

As a sculptor, Lynas works in numerous traditional materials including clay, wood, stone, lost wax, cold bronze, ceramic, concrete, etc. Best known for ephemeral work in sand and snow. Featured in worldwide media including The New York Times, New York Magazine, New York Daily News, Games Magazine, Newsday, The Associated Press, ABC TV's "That's Incredible," and others. Snow sculptor at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY. Co-produced documentary films about sand and snow sculptures featured on HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS. Created 25 foot sand portrait of Robert Moses at Robert Moses State Park for cover of NY Daily News and 65 foot sand sculpture for NY State Parks’ 70th anniversary of Jones Beach. Commissioned by NYC Parks & Rec to sculpt elaborate concrete sand pit in Manhattan's Riverside Park, huge concrete and wood sculptures in Marine Park, Brooklyn, concrete animal sculpture in McCarrin Park, Brooklyn and 27 bronze animal sculptures in East River Park in lower Manhattan. Featured subject of documentary film for Japan Public Television's "New Yorkers".