Pelto’s glacier painting graces cover of Mainebiz

Jill Pelto’s watercolor “Decline in Glacier Mass Balance” is the cover art for the Mainebiz 2017 Book of Lists, published Dec. 26. Pelto is a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, where she graduated in December 2015 with bachelor degrees in studio art and Earth science. With her art, Pelto seeks to raise awareness about environmental concerns and inspire people to act. In this year’s Mainebiz publication, UMaine was listed as the state’s largest college/university with an undergraduate enrollment of 9,323. On the entertainment and sporting venues list, UMaine facilities ranked No. 13 and No. 14 in attendance. The Harold Alfond Sports Arena was No. 13 (85,000 in attendance in 2015) and the Collins Center for the Arts ranked No. 14 (73,000 in attendance in 2015).