Switzerland: International Art Exhibition held in Basel

Facebook Logo LinkedIn Logo Twitter Logo Email Logo Pinterest Logo

The Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance International Art Exhibition was held from May 2nd to May 5th 2005 in a Basel library that is situated in a park. There were large glass windows on both sides of the room, which allowed passersby to see the pictures from outside. Every jogger and pedestrian making their way through the park had to pass this location. It was the perfect place for the exhibition.

On the opening day we had beautiful weather. Therefore, many people came to enjoy the park, which in turn increased the amount of visitors to the exhibition. That day, there was a constant crowd in the exhibition room.

Many classes of school kids, who came to the park for exercise, had a look round the exhibition. On their way to and from school, many other students came to view the pictures. We noticed that some of the children stopped by several times. We were very happy to be able to show them the pictures. Most of them took Falun Gong leaflets home to give to their family. We also offered them hand-made paper lotus flowers.

It was difficult for many of the little ones to understand that Falun Gong is being persecuted. But this did not prevent the paintings from leaving a deep impression on the children. We also had an art teacher with her class looking at the pictures. She was very impressed and glad to find an interesting topic to discuss in class.

A mother and her two children visited the exhibition. The younger one, a girl, was about two years old. She was very inquisitive and asked a barrage of questions as they wandered from picture to picture.

Another lady was on the way to the library early one morning when she decided to stop by and have a look at the exhibition. She stayed for a long time and was very interested to hear about Falun Gong. Before leaving, she put the main book of Falun Gong, Zhuan Falun, into her backpack and went home to read.

We also had many visitors who just happened to be passing by and didn’t know that an exhibition was being held until they found it. There are still many people who have not heard about Falun Gong. This was a great opportunity to show the pictures to lots of people and expose the persecution of Falun Gong in China. They all were quite impressed with the standard of the artwork.

Originally published ion German at http://de.clearharmony.net/articles/200506/24407.html

* * *

Facebook Logo LinkedIn Logo Twitter Logo Email Logo Pinterest Logo

You are welcome to print and circulate all articles published on Clearharmony and their content, but please quote the source.