News Release

Britney Gulledge,
Public Relations Associate
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Wilmington University at Rehoboth Beach Hosts “Celebrating Delaware Beach Towns” Art Exhibit

Throughout the month of April, Wilmington University's Rehoboth Beach site will be hosting fourteen of renowned artist Aurelio “Rail” Grisanty's famous Beach Town Posters in an exhibit entitled “Celebrating Delaware Beach Towns.” Aurelio, a student at the University, drew his inspiration for his Beach Town Posters from French Art Deco posters depicting vacation spots and beach scenes, similar to the ones that adorned his grandparents’ beach home during his childhood. In taking inspiration from these posters, Grisanty recognizes the rich heritage of American resort towns, many of which became vacation landmarks during the Art Deco era.

Grisanty’s revived Art Deco posters, depicting landmark U.S. resort towns, are in demand worldwide. A celebrated painter, graphic designer and U.S. government-decreed Exceptional Individual of International Renown, Grisanty first designed the elegant 1930s and ‘40s-era travel posters for himself. As the popularity of his Beach Town Posters grew, so did customer requests for Grisanty to commemorate their favorite beach towns. The ongoing series now represents 68 vacation spots and continues to grow.

Posters on display at Wilmington University's Rehoboth Beach site will include depictions of local vacation favorites: Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and Lewes, Delaware. Visitors are invited to enjoy the exhibit during the site's normal business hours: Monday to Thursday—11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday—8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday—9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The exhibit will last through April, and extend into May, ending on May 13, 2011.

For more information about Beach Town Posters or Aurelio Grisanty, please contact Clare Conley at (443) 497-2214 or

Published: Friday, April 15, 2011 - New Castle, DE