Taiwan: Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition Spreads Spirit of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance in Kaohsiung
(Minghui.org) The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition was presented in two cultural centers in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on September 3-30, 2014. The exhibition spread the spirit of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. The topics of the artwork exposed the ongoing brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party, and presented Falun Gong practitioners' unyielding spirits while facing violence.
The exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, including government officials, students, and art professionals, and received high praise. Many visitors were very touched.
Moved to tears, an art collector and president of a religious group said, “The brutality of the persecution is beyond my imagination. Keep up with your great work, Falun Gong! Your unyielding spirit is great!”
Kaohsiung Government and Cultural Circle Support and Promote Exhibition
Officials at the government office, civil administration, Education Bureau, and Cultural Affairs Bureau highly appreciate Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. They showed great support to the art exhibition and actively promoted it. Government employees and educators were given two hours of continued education time to visit the art exhibition. The exhibition welcomed close to 4,000 visitors.
Ms. Zhang Shunv, director of Gangshan Cultural Center, said, “The number of visitors to the Art of Zhen Shan Ren Exhibition broke the record at the center. The high level of the artworks, as well as the stories presented in the artworks, left people with deep impressions. Visitors benefit from the spirit of peace, pure truth, and steadfastness shown in the artworks.”
Ms. Jou Yishiou, artist of the painting “Coming for You,” made a special trip from Taipei to help with the art exhibition. She said, “All artists from the exhibition have experienced improvement in their heart nature and painting skills through self-cultivation in Falun Dafa. We wish to document the great history of Falun Dafa with our artwork. The artwork is based on true stories of the persecution. Practitioners in China are enduring enormous hardship, but their persistence and dauntlessness shines in the dark.”
“Let More People Pay Attention to and Help Stop the Persecution!”
Mr. Wang Yaohong, magistrate of Lujhu District, took his friends to visit the art exhibition. He said, “Let more people take notice and help stop the persecution! The paintings look very realistic. What you see in the persecution victims' eyes is not fear, but unyielding spirit. I'm very touched.”
Chang Wen-Jui, a Kaohsiung City councilor said, “Based on my experience with Falun Gong practitioners, I found they are great people in every way. The Chinese Communist Party is too cruel. The inhumane persecution must stop!”
Spreading Truthfulness Compassion and Forbearance
Mr. Wu Chin-Hsing, the first secretary of Mituo District, said, “We hope the art exhibition will inspire students with its spirit of compassion and endurance, and promote Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. This is what parents wish for too.”
Mr. Liu Jun-Zhe, director of Taiwan Railway Administration's Kaohsiung Station, was amazed at the artists' superb skill and power of expression. He said, “I was deeply impressed by every painting. The artists' high realms acheived through cultivation is extraordinary. They are educating us with higher levels of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.”
A group of 88 future police officers from around the nation, who were on professional training at the Special Police Fifth Headquarters of the National Police Agency, visited the art exhibition. Ms. Dong, one of the officers, said that the paintings made her aware of her mission to protect the people. She had seen Falun Gong practitioners clarifying the facts at many tourist spots. She said, “These kind-hearted people should be protected. I would like to give them a thumbs-up for their great spirit!”
Facts about the persecution of Falun Gong, featured in the paintings, served as clarification, and cleared confusion for many visitors. Through guided tours of the exhibition, many people learned that the Chinese Communist Party has utilized its propaganda to slander Falun Gong and cover up its crimes. Three visitors mentioned that would like to study the principles of Falun Gong.