In honor of Arbor Day and the university’s undergraduate Symposium, NAU is unveiling an outdoor sculpture by School of Art lecturer Shawn Skabelund. The unveiling celebration is from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 24, on the west lawn of the Riles building, #15.

Morgan Treiber, sculpture major, assisted with the fabrication of the sculpture that symbolizes and celebrates the ponderosa pine and quaking aspen trees abundant in northern Arizona.

The new unnamed piece was modeled on Skabelund’s sculpture in North Carolina, “Brassing Out,” that won first place in the 2008 Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition at Appalachian State University.

The celebration will include an Arbor Day garden party featuring scones, tea and a game of croquet. Attendees are encouraged to play croquet and wear garden party attire: whites, floral patterns, parasols and hats.

For information, call the College of Arts and Letters at (928) 523-8632.