‘Ektoskeletal Torsos,’ porcelain by Marsha Klein.

Sonoma artist Marsha Klein has returned to sculpture after 20 years of painting, and the result is an unusual new show coming this month to the Sonoma Community Center.

“Unwrapping” features a series of ceramic sculptures the artist began in 2010, to be shown together in public for the first time.

The images deal with metamorphosis, and show symbolic torsos and other forms caught in the midst of transformation.

Accompanying the ceramic pieces is a series of handmade translucent paper skins stretched over wire rib cages and embedded with drawing and text.

The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, and runs through July 28 in Gallery 212 at the center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.

The artist will be available in the gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays during the exhibit, while creating a new paper piece.

For more on the artist’s work: www.marshakleinstudio.com.

For more on the exhibit and the center: (707) 938-4626, ext. 1; http://sonomacommunitycenter.org.