(Minghui.org) The Art of Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) International Exhibition was on display at the New York State Capitol building in Albany May 10-11, 2107. 

The exhibition featured paintings that portrayed the beauty of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) and the unyielding courage of Falun Dafa practitioners in upholding their belief while facing the persecution in China. State government officials and employees took this opportunity to learn about the human rights abuses against Falun Gong practitioners in China.

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (second from right), main sponsor of the event, and his assistant (third from right), with Falun Gong practitioners

Many state government officials and employees, as well as the general public, visited the exhibition. After seeing the artworks based on true stories and hearing Falun Gong practitioners' introductions, visitors learned the facts about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of innocent Falun Gong practitioners in China. They expressed their support for Falun Gong's efforts to end the persecution and seek freedom of belief.

Assemblyman Mickey Kearns signs the guest book to show his support for Falun Gong practitioners' work to end the persecution in China.

Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol visits the art exhibition and expresses his support to Falun Gong practitioners.

Assemblyman Michael Blake praises the artworks and thanks Falun Gong practitioners in the guest book.

A steady stream of people visited the exhibition. Many told the practitioners how much they liked the beautiful artworks. Ms. Daniela Zolorzano, a legislative assistant, liked them so much that she wanted to purchase a few pieces. She signed to show support for Falun Gong practitioners' work to end the persecution.

Mr. Tom Whitbeck studies the artworks carefully.

Mr. Tom Whitbeck, an employee of the New York State Senate, was angered by the CCP's persecution of innocent Falun Gong practitioners. He said the artworks were very lifelike and eye-catching. He told practitioners that they should write a clear title in the announcement, “Inhumane! Please help us stop the brutal persecution in China!”