PUBLISHED: 5:18 PM on Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Next Gen DVD showcases Haines artists, wildlife
HAINES - The "Alaska Wild Art DVD," released this March by Haines Alaska-based UpNorth Media, features a collection of award-winning art, music and photography from Alaska and the Yukon.

"With towns, such as Haines, Alaska, boasting one of the nation's highest ratios of artists per capita, it seemed only fitting to create a DVD that highlights their work," said Steve Vick, owner of UpNorth Media. "Now visitors to Alaska can take home their memories as IPOD slideshows, screensavers and MP3s."

Among the DVD's 11 highlighted artists, musicians and photographers are: International Songwriting finalist Kim Beggs, illustrator of the Newberry Award-winning novel Aleutian Sparrow, Evon Zerbetz and professional wildlife photographer Ron Horn.

The DVD includes four MP3s, a 20-image wildlife slideshow screensaver, 2 desktop wallpapers, an IPOD audio slideshow, links to all artists' websites and more.

"It is sort of a next generation tourist item," Vick said. "After Grandma and Grandpa install the screensaver, they can give it to their grandkids to put on their IPODs."

To preview the Alaska Wild Art DVD, and download a sample desktop wallpaper and screensaver, visit: For more information, contact: or call 907-766-3355.