Belgium: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition Makes Quiet Impact in Hasselt

The Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition opened in an art gallery in Hasselt, Belgium on August 25, 2012. Many visitors were profoundly moved by the exhibition.

Ms Hilde Claes, Mayor of Hasselt, delivered the opening speech for the Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition

The opening speech at the Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition was delivered by the Mayor of Hasselt, Ms. Hilde Claes. She introduced the guests to this international art exhibition, which has been on tour in over 40 countries; she also discussed the spirit of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance, which is the core of the exhibition. Mayor Claes said in an interview, “I’m very proud of the Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition being held in Hasselt. The works on display are so beautiful and powerful. The exhibition also contains human rights issues which are something we, Hasselt, and Belgium really want to support; it’s very important.”

Visitors viewing the artworks in the Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition
Many people have shown great interest in Falun Dafa since visiting the exhibition

A visitor shares his feelings in the guest book

Fifty-seven works of art were hung in the spacious exhibition hall, each silently painting telling a touching story. The visitors said that they could hear a heartfelt call, and they resonated with the good messages conveyed by the artworks – from the ancient to the contemporary, stories about heaven and about earth.

On opening day, many visitors wrote down their feelings in the guest book:

A young girl shared: “When I came into the exhibition hall I could really feel the energy; this is something from the inner heart, and love is being relayed. I hope this exhibition will touch more people’s hearts. I hope those artworks can help people become true, kind and enduring.”

“Such beautiful paintings: I’ve never seen such thing in my life.”

“The exhibition is very touching and expressive. It makes me feel that humans are equal. I really appreciate the fact that the artists created such perfect artworks.”— EO

“Very enjoyable exhibition!” — Lutgarde

“Very beautiful exhibition. Full of feeling. The quality of the paintings is fantastic, their beauty touched my heart. What the paintings have expressed is overwhelming, it makes me feel peace, makes me calm. I will definitely recommend it to friends.” — Anne

“All of the paintings are beautiful!” — Kiara Duchamps

“The paintings are very impressive, wonderful.” — Tores Fien

“I hope that Falun Gong practitioners in China can soon have a good life.” — Nele C.

“One after another the artworks depict a very beautiful story; it touched our hearts; it makes us rethink what should be the basic quality of a human being. The Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition is very special — people should be thankful for it!” — Philip Delanoy

“Beautiful paintings, I’ve learnt a lot about my life from it. The paintings depict these frightening things which happened in China to those Falun Gong practitioners. I’ve read all the notes next to the paintings. The persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is inhumane, this has to stop.” — Hassan Merahat

Many visitors have shown great interest in Falun Dafa after viewing the exhibition. Some asked for more information about more about Falun Dafa, and some bought the Dafa books.

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