South Africa 100 – Invitation

Invitation to the First Saturday Gallery Crawl

At my last event at the April First Saturday Gallery Crawl I will show one hundred of my best African wildlife images at the Arcade in downtown Nashville. These images were taken during my 20 trips to Southern Africa over the last ten years.

A reception with drinks and “nibbles” will be held from 2p.m. to 6.pm. for all of you receiving this invitation :-). The offical gallery crawl will start at 6p.m. and last until 9p.m.

When: Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 2p.m. to 9p.m.
Where: Christian Sperka Photography / Animal Art Photography Gallery at the Arcade [Downtown Nashville in the block between Church and Union Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues]

My gallery will close on April 8, 2012.  Amiee Stubbs, the new Official Nashville Zoo Photographer, will open her new gallery at the same location during the June First Saturday Gallery Crawl.  See amieestubbs.com.

PS: A few people have asked me what they could get me as a good-bye present for my move to South Africa. As I will have stringent luggage and shipment restrcitions I suggest for those who want, that they could contribute to my “African Vehicle Fund” = small contributions to buy my first vehicle in SA. But, the best gift would be for you to come on Saturday, April 7, and enjoy the afternoon and evening with me!

Invitation to the March Gallery Crawl / Picture of the Week 9 – Bubble Bath!

[View all Pictures of the Week 2012]

It is not really a bubble bath but Hadari, one the Nashville Zoo’s African Elephants, is getting a “shampoo rub down”  as part of her daily routine.

Invitation to the March Gallery Crawl

When: Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 6p.m. to 9p.m.
Where: Christian Sperka Photography / Animal Art Photography Gallery at the Arcade [Downtown Nashville in the block between Church and Union Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues]

Special Event
INTELLIGENT GIANTS – The Nashville Zoo Elephants

In cooperation with the Nashville Zoo I will be presenting many interesting  images and video clips of the Nashville Zoo Elephants.

I will show a lot of backstage images give some insights into Elephant care at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.

There will be three presentations by Connie Philipp, Director of Animal Collections (at 6:30pm / 7:30pm and 8:30pm) on the subject.

I am looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 🙂

Intelligent Giants, The Answers and The Winner


I admit it was a bit misleading. All the detail pictures in the last “Animal Species Identification Contest” were from the same species: African Elephants.

The first person to send in the correct answer to the question in the contest was Bob Ellis, Smyrna, Tennessee.  Congratulations!

To be more precise, all pictures were of the Elephants at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.

During the next Nashville First Saturday Gallery Crawl there will be a special event at the Christian Sperka Photography Gallery.

In cooperation with the Nashville Zoo I will be showing many interesting  images and video clips of the Nashville Zoo Elephants.  There will be three presentations by Connie Philipp, Director of Animal Collections (at 6:30pm / 7:30pm and 8:30pm).

Learn more about these INTELLIGENT GIANTS – The Nashville Zoo Elephants

It would be great to see you at my Gallery in the Arcade (Downtown Nashville) on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper – Invitation to the February Gallery Crawl

Many people think that the life of a zookeeper is pure bliss and that they are hugging animals all day.  Not quite 🙂

In this special event, during the Nashville First Saturday Gallery Crawl, Christian will show images documenting “A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper” to give some insights into animal care at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.

In special presentations Connie Philipp – Director of Animal Collections at Nashville Zoo – will talk about the keepers and their work. Some of the Zookeepers featured in the pictures will be present at the event to answer your questions and talk about their days! (The presentations will be at 6:15pm, 7:00pm and 7:45pm at the Christian Sperka Photography Gallery). There will also be some special guests from Nashville Zoo – with feathers, fur and scales!

Invitation to the February Gallery Crawl

When: Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 6p.m. to 9p.m.
Where: Christian Sperka Photography / Animal Art Photography Gallery at the Arcade [Downtown Nashville in the block between Church and Union Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues]

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Invitation – Animal Art Photography @ First Saturday Gallery Crawl

When: Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 6p.m. to 9p.m.
Where: Christian Sperka Photography / Animal Art Photography Gallery at the Arcade [Downtown Nashville in the block between Church and Union Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues]

The New 2012 Series

I will be showing a new picture collection of images not published in print ever before.

They are available  as various size art prints at the gallery.

I am looking forward to seeing you at on Saturday.

Double Feature! – Invitation – First Saturday Gallery Crawl

When: Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 6p.m. to 9p.m.
Where: Christian Sperka Photography / Animal Art Photography Gallery at the Arcade [Downtown Nashville in the block between Church and Union Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues]

DOUBLE FEATURE

Photographer Amiee Stubbs will be exhibiting a collection of wildlife images from her journey to 10 U.S. zoos in 2011. (see attached flyer below).

And I will be showing my new Wildlife Portrait Poster Collection (see http://www.sperka.biz/csp)

I am looking forward to seeing you at on Saturday.

Excellent Care!

  Nashville Zoo at Grassmere and Christian Sperka Photography present …

Excellent Care! An exhibition of images showing veterinarian care in a zoo environment


Picture: Monitoring by Christian Sperka
 
Invitation to the Nashville First Saturday Gallery Crawl – November 5, 2011
 
A very special exhibition awaits you at the Animal Art Photography Gallery on November 5, 2011 (at the First Saturday Gallery Crawl).
 
I have selected images documenting the excellent veterinarian animal care at the Nashville Zoo. Many of these – never before published – images were taken at procedures behind the scenes at the zoo.
 
Dr. Heather Robertson, Senior Veterinarian at the Nashville Zoo, will talk about the work of the vet staff in a short presentation (at 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm and 9:00pm). She and other members of the Nashville Zoo staff will be there all evening to answer your questions.
 
A special guest, one of the over 2000 patients of Dr.Robertson, will make her appearance (together with her animal keeper).
 
Do not miss this exhibition of fascinating images!
 
When: Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (Nashville First Saturday Gallery Crawl)
 
Where: Christian Sperka Photography & Animal Art Photography Gallery at the Arcade in Downtown Nashville (between Church and Union / 4th and 5th Avenue – )
 
I am looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
 
Best regards – Christian

 
Picture: Hold on by Christian Sperka