May 6, 2005

( On April 25, 2005, the "Uncompromising Courage" art exhibition was held at the state capitol in Indianapolis, Indiana. The exhibition displayed more than 40 precious paintings, giving the people of Indiana the opportunity to experience the wide spread of Falun Dafa and the persecution of practitioners in China.

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People viewing the painting exhibition in the State Capitol

The exhibition was held inside the capitol for one week. Every day, many people, including students, teachers, artists, disabled persons, and employees in the building came to view the artworks.

An art teacher brings good news

On the first day of the exhibit, a group of high school students under the direction of a teacher came to visit the capitol. They did not know there was a painting exhibition, but were excited when seeing the exhibition as they were an art class. Thus the teacher viewed each of the paintings with the students and talked to them about righteousness vs. evil, good vs. bad and the use of color. The teacher and students thought that the exhibition was set up just for them as they were looking for such a topic. Before leaving, they came over to talk with us and took truth-clarification materials. Knowing that the exhibition would last for only one week, the teacher said that she would tell other teachers about it. Two days later, another teacher brought her students to view the exhibition.

Asking about the persecution in writing and learning the facts after viewing the paintings

Some disabled persons sitting in wheelchairs viewed the paintings one after another and read the legends. They expressed their appreciation when a practitioner gave them truth-clarification materials. On the second day, a person who could neither hear nor speak viewed all the paintings and picked up truth-clarification materials and information about the paintings. He took out paper and pen and wrote his questions about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. When he learned that the persecution was still going on, he was surprised. He wrote, "After viewing the painting exhibition, I am here but it's as if I feel the torture..." He bent forward to shake hands with the practitioner to express his sympathy and respect.