Two works of art by Truman Capone of Blacksburg, Va., professor emeritus and former director of the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech, have been accepted to an upcoming international exhibition. 

His pieces Chromatmos I and Chromatmos II will be part of SMALL WONDERS, Piccole Meraviglie, a juried exhibition being held April 20 to May 4, at the LINEA Contemporary Art Space in Florence, Italy.

The SMALL WONDERS, Piccole Meraviglie exhibition explores the artistic process in small dimensions. The exhibition is open to artists from around the world, and any style, technique, and material is eligible to participate – the only technical rule is that the sum of two sides of the work must be less than 60 centimeters.

Capone’s artwork will be exhibited alongside the works of artists from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Iran, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, and the United States.

A jury comprising representatives from art, cultural, and educational institutions and journalism will evaluate the artworks and award prizes. The grand-prize winner will receive full participation in the IX Florence Biennale Nov. 30, to Dec. 8, 2013, in the historic Fortezza da Basso.

T. Truman Capone received his bachelor's degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Radford University. He served as director and professor of art and design in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech and has worked as a professional illustrator and graphic designer. His artwork appears in juried and invitational exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, and his artwork has been included in more than 95 National Collage Society exhibitions. 

His current mixed-media creations merge traditional and digital media. Capone’s aesthetic catalyzes emotional, historical, spiritual, and mythical elements, while rendering dimensions of color and geometry with emotive atmospheric connotations.