Zachary artist Darryl D. Alello unveiled a new series of art Oct. 3, celebrating 25 years with the Elizabethan Gallery in Baton Rouge, where a reception in his honor was held.

Allelo’s exhibit, “Italia Rivisitato,” was awarded a fellowship grant in 2013 from Fund for Teachers, allowing him to travel throughout Italy and study the inspirations of the Renaissance artists.

“This exciting experience was in turn shared with my art students,” said Alello, an art teacher at Copper Mill Elementary School.

Nearly 1½ years in the making, the body of work depicts scenic Italy in a new, inspiring artistic style from an 11-day, 12-city excursion.

“Italia Rivisitato” is on exhibit through Nov. 8 at the Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge.

“This has been a very inspirational and moving body of work for me,” Alello said.

The artist, a former member of the Regional Arts Council of Zachary and Colored Pencil Society of America, is now a member of the National Art Education Association and the Louisiana Art Education Association.

Alello has been teaching art in Zachary schools since 2007 and has taught at Northwestern Elementary and Zachary Elementary.

The “Italia Rivisitato” series of paintings was created using pastel, acrylic, mixed media and colored pencil mediums.