Truth-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition Admired in Yilan, Taiwan (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On January 23, 2011, the opening ceremony of the Truth-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition was held in the Yilan County Government Cultural Bureau. The opening ceremony was started with performances by Falun Gong practitioners’ flag and drum team and waist drum team, catching the attention of many people walking on Cultural Center Square. After speeches of invited guests, people stepped up to the third exhibition hall on the second floor of the cultural bureau. After the opening ceremony, there were many viewers in the exhibition hall.
Ceremony opening the painting
The global exhibition has toured more than 200 cities in more than 40 countries in America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. From February 2005, the Truth-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition has been on tour in every county, city and university in Taiwan, where it was welcomed and appreciated by local people. From November 18 to 24, the exhibition was held in the Yilan University library. At the beginning of 2011, the exhibition was held again in Yilan until January 31 and 41paintings were on display.
Council member Chiang Tseng-yuan: Let more people know the facts of the persecution
Council member Chiang Tseng-yuan said after viewing the paintings, “These paintings are vivid and meaningful. These artworks are masterpieces to pass down generation after generation. We hope more people can view these paintings and get to know the facts of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. We appreciate Falun Gong practitioners’ effort to hold the exhibition on five continents.”
Council member Chiang Tseng-yuan stated that the artworks are masterpieces to pass down generation after generation.
Council member Liu Tian-wu said, “Falun Gong is being persecuted in China. I regret people cannot practice it openly in China. Chinese people should be like Taiwanese people and have the right to practice Falun Gong. Only because of practicing Falun Gong, one can be persecuted by the CCP, even killed for their organs. It is very inhumane. I hope more people can come to view the paintings.”
Council member Liu Tian-wu: Chinese people should have the right to practice Falun Gong
Council member Lai Jui-ding: Falun Gong has the power to uplift
Council member Lai Jui-ding said after viewing the paintings, “The painting in front of me is ‘In the Rain (Pure Calling)’. It is very impressive. Great art tells people a truth or a fact. These paintings demonstrate Falun Gong has the power to uplift. I call on all Taiwan people and Yilan citizens to take this opportunity to view them, as future masterpieces are possibly here. I like the painting behind me. It is shocking and displays the CCP’s brutality in persecuting human rights. I think this painting can be passed down to future generations.”
Council member Lai Jui-ding: Falun Gong has the power to uplift
Mr. Lai said, “The paintings let us know how the CCP persecutes kind people and harvests vital organs from living people! Thus I call on fellow citizens not go to mainland China for organ transplantation. Because of market needs, the inhumane regime, acts as a killer in the persecution of human rights.”
Council member Chiang Tseng-yuan (first from right) and Lai Jui-ding (second from right) view paintings
Art expert: Pure inner hearts uplifted to the utmost realm
A well-known artist, Mr. Chen Cheng-tsang, viewed the painting. He established the Chen Cheng-tsang Art Gallery beside Plum Lake in Yilan and was engaged in art education for 60 years. He said, “I feel these paintings have solid skills. The colors are diverse and vigorous. After practicing Falun Gong for years, these artists have pure inner hearts uplifted to the utmost realm. So they can describe the work in a perfect way. We are moved after seeing the paintings. Very good.”
Well-known artist Mr. Chen Cheng-tsang: “Perfect work and one can be touched after seeing them.”
Mr. Chen said, “I was impressed most with the work ‘Persecution in China’. The skills are so solid that the artist needed to practice from a very young age. This is the first time in Yilan that we have seen such paintings with such solid skills and connotation. We have benefited a lot and will encourage art lovers to view the paintings.”
Dr. Hsu Kai-hsing, Director of Innovation Center in Yilan University and Assistant Professor at the Medical Engineering Institute in Yangming University, said during his speech, “Falun Gong helps people improve health and uplifts morality, benefiting any country and its people. The CCP persecutes Falun Gong. All people of conscience should condemn the CCP. However, many people yield to the CCP for instant interest, just like shaking hands with Satan. They will be harmed in the end.”
Dr. Hsu Kai-hsing, Director of the Innovation Center at Yilan University and Assistant Professor at the Medical Engineering Institute in Yangming University, condemns the CCP during his speech
Guide Ms. Chen said, “An elderly lady worshiped in front of the painting ‘Buddha’ sincerely. A mainland woman and her husband from Taiwan came to view the paintings. She saw the book Zhuan Falun on table and had both her hands in front of her chest in a gesture of respect towards the book. From the viewers’ eyes and their response, I can feel they sincerely appreciate us after seeing the paintings.”
Guide explain the paintings’ connotation
On the first day after the opening, some tourist came to view the paintings. They became to know Falun Gong and signed a petition to protest the persecution. Some said they would learn Falun Gong after going back. A retired teacher, Mr. Wei, came to view the paintings for the second time. He knew about Falun Gong and the persecution. He appreciated Falun Gong practitioners and said to them, “You work hard for the harmony of society, and improving people’s health and morality. Thank you!”
The "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" International Art Exhibition consists of five sections: "Enlightenment," "The Beauty of Cultivation," "Uncompromising Courage," "Calling for Justice," and "Justice Prevails." The exhibition displays the beauty of Falun Gong cultivation practice and the uncompromising spirit of the many Dafa disciples who, with merciful compassion, are clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings during the more-than-ten-year brutal persecution of Dafa. The exhibition also exposes the fact that the Chinese Communist Party violently persecutes Falun Gong. It also reveals that "good and evil will receive due karmic retribution," an irreversible universal principle.