(Clearwisdom.net) The lounge, dining room and adjacent exhibition hall of the "Thai-House" in Dulliken provided an ideal setting for the International Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance Art Exhibition. Guests for the private viewing made themselves at home on the comfortable couches in the lounge, while being attended before the opening of the exhibition by the extremely friendly waiters with delicious refreshments and Thai delectables prepared by the Thai-House staff.

Opening speech by Falun Gong Practitioner Dario Gazerro Toni Macchianelli, member of the Swiss Friends of Falun Gong introduced the organisation and discussed the main projects
ISHR representative Silvan Fedier Guests listen to the impressive explanations

After the opening speech, the guests moved to the adjacent exhibition hall. The speech exposed the cruel persecution of Falun Gong in China, provided information about the artists who live all over the world - some of whom were victims of the persecution. The pieces they produced depicted some of their experiences. Although some of the art works depict torture and brutalities, every one of the paintings contains a message of sincere hope for an end to the persecution. For example, this was brought about by the hope in the facial expression or by a beam of light. The paintings exuded the powerful message that Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance will survive the inhumanities. A guest from Canada was able to explain the feeling emanating from the paintings with deep empathy to the guests. He was able to express clearly the message the artists wanted to convey in their work.

To Honour a Vow
by CHEN Xiaoping, DONG Xiqiang and Ru yi

Explanations of the paintings were translated for the guests by a local Falun Gong practitioner

The Swiss Friends of Falun Gong Association introduced itself after a viewing of the exhibition, detailing its objectives and activities, as well as explaining how the association can receive support. Special mention was made of the international support for Falun Gong orphans--also victims of this inhuman persecution.

The Swiss ISHR speaker spoke emphatically about the need to address human rights violations in a number of countries, among them China. He appealed to the democratic nations to advocate together for fundamental rights for the Chinese populace.

A number of guests shared that this exhibition was very thought-provoking, while at the same time they were amazed by the hope and courage exhibited by the persecuted Falun Gong practitioners.

Out deepest thanks go to the owner of Thai-House, who despite being extremely busy, personally invited politicians, the media and artists from different fields to this art exhibition. Thanks to her commitment and the help of her entire team, which served the culinary delectables and drinks with heartfelt friendliness, the exhibition was a great success.

Subsequent to the viewing, the exhibition will be viewed by the general public in another six days. The guests could find on every table in the Thai-House dining room a colorful flier calling attention to the art exhibition. This flier brought many people to view the exhibition. Some visitors arrived from distant lands. The parents and older brother of a Falun Gong practitioner drove one hundred kilometers so as not to miss this great opportunity. When discussing the exhibition they had only praise for the art, and the beauty and purity depicted by the paintings.

A visitor who had deep knowledge about China's culture and cultivation talked for a long time with a Falun Gong practitioner. He said that he was from another area. He had some business at the market and had just had wanted to take a short break. He is deeply grateful that he found his way here and could view these one-of-a-kind paintings, and that he could learn about the Falun Gong cultivation system.

Originally published in German at http://www.clearharmony.de/articles/200511/27461.html

Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200512/30236.html