United Kingdom: Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance International Art Exhibition Held in Central London (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) From May 31 to June 3, 2005, the Truthfulness, Compassion Forbearance International Art Exhibition was successfully held in central London. The exhibition was displayed in a gallery opposite the British Museum, where tourists continuously pass by. The unique art exhibition attracted many people who enjoyed the artwork.
On the first day, as soon as the paintings were hung and ready for the gallery to open, visitors started arriving. During the exhibition, volunteer Falun Gong practitioners guided visitors around and explained the meaning and special story behind each picture. Visitors listened carefully and asked about Falun Gong and why it is being persecuted. They were shocked to hear about the terrible human rights abuses committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and showed deep sympathy for Falun Gong practitioners. Meanwhile they could not understand why the CCP persecutes innocent people simply because of their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and could not believe such cruel methods of persecution are still used in our modern world.
Many visitors spent a long time viewing the pictures. One lady came to see the exhibition twice. She said the first time she came was on her lunch break and it was too much of a rush. So she came again after work to have a good look at the paintings. She said these pictures touched her heart deeply. One visitor showed great interest in Falun Gong and wanted to learn the exercises on the spot.
The art exhibition was very touching and had a strong appeal and effect on the visitors. At the opening ceremony, the vice chairman of the European Friends of Falun Gong (EFOFG) summed up the special appeal of the paintings: "These paintings are wonderful examples of beauty. The spiritual meaning in these works that the artists have painted reveals their inborn true natures, but they also portray the cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the CCP and the universal principle that evil will be punished. They have been transformed from ordinary to extraordinary people by their steadfastness in the face of the evil persecution that many millions of practitioners have suffered, and the results of their new-found wisdom are for all to see here today."
|Many people enjoyed the exhibition|
|Visitors asked to learn the Falun Gong exercises||Speech by John Dee from EFOFG|
Photos by Pablo Blaz