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‘Out of the Closet’ exhibit at Belvedere-Tiburon Library combines music, art

The Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s latest art exhibit features the works of the late Hans Otto Boehm, an abstract artist whose works depicted the relationship between color and sound. To create his art, Boehm — who signed his pieces “HOB,” as he was known to family and friends — would set up his easel with a blank canvas, put a record on his phonograph and, while it played, paint what he heard. The kinds of music he listened to varied from classical to jazz and everything in between. Twenty-six paintings from Boehm’s “Painted Music” series are on display for the first time in the U.S. in the library exhibit, which runs through March 20 in the Founders Room. The works now belong to Boehm’s stepdaughters, sisters Eva Hudson of Tiburon and Vera Gertler and Gaby Isaacson of Belvedere. (Diane Smith photo / For The Ark)

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