(Clearwisdom.net) On May 28, 2007, the renowned International Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition again came to New York City. In a busy central part of Manhattan,16 canvases and two Chinese paintings were displayed in a spacious exhibition hall illuminated with soft lighting from its high ceilings. "The Statue of Buddha" was featured in the center of the hall. Its solemn and compassionate presence was set off by a golden satin cloth. A large vase of flowers was placed in front of "The Statue of Buddha," and their fragrance filled the space.

Viewers come in an endless stream



Curators explain the background and inner meaning of each painting and answer viewers' questions

From noon to evening, people in twos and threes walked into the exhibition hall in a steady stream. From time to time, the exhibition hall was full of people. Curators enthusiastically explained the background and inner meaning of each painting, and answered viewers' questions.

Curator Ms. Mela said, "Today was the first day of the exhibition, and many people came, including Chinese people, Westerners, people in New York, and from around the world. They felt that the exhibition was very beautiful, and the persecution of Falun Gong very cruel. Many people have learned about Falun Gong through this exhibition. This time they asked some detailed questions, such as, what Falun Gong really is, what has Falun Gong to do with politics, why the CCP persecutes Falun Gong, where to learn the exercises, what they can do to help stop the persecution and other questions."

Most Chinese who came to view the exhibition had already learned the truth about Falun Gong from The Epoch Times newspaper. A teacher from the UK filmed the art exhibition with his video camera to share with his students when he returned home. A 13-year-old girl and her mother viewed the exhibition and said that she would tell the teachers in her school, hoping that they would bring their students to come to view the exhibition. An artist that came complimented the paintings' skillful execution He asked where one could learn their techniques, because, as he said, "It is quite rare to see such techniques."

Coordinator of the art exhibition Ms. Wang Weixing said that she was glad to return to cosmopolitan area of Manhattan to hold the Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance art exhibition. She explained, "The works displayed were created by a group of accomplished artists with different backgrounds, but all of the artists are Falun Gong practitioners. They put their understanding of life and their personal experiences into their works of art to display a journey toward 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.' These works embody a wonderful unity of Heaven and Man, life's sublimation after assimilating to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the manifestation of good and evil in the brutal persecution of Falun Gong launched by the Chinese communist dictator, and the universal law that good will be rewarded and evil be punished."

Ms. Wang stressed that these works show people that when righteousness, freedom, dignity and human nature are trampled upon, ordinary people become unusual. "When evil challenges the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrate uncompromising spirit and great compassion and forbearance in the face of hatred, violence, and even killing. This ordinary group of practitioners use their lives to practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, disseminate the truth of the universe, uphold justice, spotlight human beings' moral dilemmas, and shine upon the human world with the brilliance of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance."