(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Pyatigorsk, Russia hosted the Art of Truth, Compassion, Forbearance (Zhen, Shan, Ren) International Exhibition in the city’s centre from April 30 to May 7, 2023. Over 1,000 people attended the event throughout the week, with a steady flow of traffic from opening day to the last hour of the exhibit.
The works in this exhibition are divided into four themes: Falun Dafa, the continued resilience of Dafa practitioners in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution, support for practitioners around the world, and the concept that good is rewarded and evil is punished.
The artworks were created by Falun Dafa practitioners, who wish to use their art to show the world a picture of the faith that drives them. Many of the visitors were able to feel the sincerity of the artists, as well as appreciate the story behind the artworks.
Nina from Pyatigorsk paid special attention to the painting “Fulfilling Vows.” She said that she was moved to tears by the mission with which the deities decided to descend into the human world for the revival of morality. She could see that they came to save all people, regardless of their race or religious affiliation.
Some visitors were interested in the painting “Mending the Cosmos,” made in the style of Chinese classical painting. The piece presents a grandiose spectacle of the solemn and majestic renewal of the universe.
Many admired the painting “Buddha.” This painting, depicting a statue of Buddha, expresses the artist’s highest respect. One of the visitors said, “This picture truly delights and leaves an indelible impression!”
Visitors were also shocked to see paintings showing the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners under the current Chinese regime. Many signed a petition calling for the Russian government to condemn the CCP’s forced organ harvesting of Falun Dafa practitioners in China and to restrict organ transplant tourism to China.
After viewing the exhibition, a number of visitors were deeply moved by the artwork, as evidenced by the notes they left in the exhibition’s guestbook.
“Amazing works with deep meaning, permeated with faith, love and the idea of perfection. (I’m) extremely happy to be here,” wrote Alexandra from Pyatigorsk. “This information is just what I need right now. I hope you reach many hearts as you convey this important information through these beautiful images!”
Yuanila, from Naberezhnye Chelny, wrote that she was thankful to the organisers for showing her a pressing world issue of our time. “Truly, only through raising morality do we have a chance for the future!” she wrote.
Other visitors remarked that they could feel a special kind of energy emanating from the paintings.
“Thank you so much for the exhibition, through which I learned about Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance!” wrote L. Emelyanova from Rostov-on-Don. “I felt the power that the paintings carry.”
The Vertisyn family from Novopavlovsk wrote that the energy permeated the entire exhibit hall. “The creativity of the artists shocked (us)! You can feel an amazing life-affirming energy in the hall, a lot of love and compassion. Thank you! Continue on this path, and bring light to people,” they said in their comment.
Gutaeva Tatyana from Kolyma also commented on the bright colors used in the paintings. “Very bright and spiritually elevated canvases, they evoke the brightest and most elevated feelings!” she wrote.
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