Parrot Gallery

Parrot Gallery is a project of artists and musicians worshiping at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. Art exhibits are open for downtown Lancaster First Fridays and by appointment with church office. Regular gallery talks are scheduled with each featured artist.

80 Years of Drawing

Bob Ibold, a resident of Lancaster Avenue for over 50 years, has had a rich career as a graphic designer at Ibold Advertising and as a collector of ethnographic masks from around the world. But it has taken retirement and the unfortunate loss of his life partner, Regine, to launch this first drawing exhibit.

His art exhibit, “80 years of Drawing,” will premier at an opening reception on First Friday, November 5, 2021, at The Parrot Gallery at 328 W Orange Street at the Community Mennonite Church, from 5-8pm.

Although his mother had a BA in art education and started teaching Ibold to draw at three years of age, his large 1957 profile of his grandfather was his first serious foray into drawing. But career interfered with his own creative fulfillment in his personal studio, despite his wife Regine’s years of urging Ibold to make art rather than collect it . . . or the colorful masks that caught his attention! Exploring with graphite on paper using different techniques and subjects, though cheap and convenient, provides hours of enjoyment at this stage of Ibold’s life. All ideas originate with live models, photographs and still-life set ups.

“This recent deep dive into drawing following my wife’s death nearly changed my life! This entire collection I dedicate to her . . . “ And Ibold quips, “Anything in the show is for sale–except Grandpa!”



 Bob Ibold
“80 Years of Drawing” runs
from November 5 through December 31, 2021.
The Parrot Gallery is open First Fridays, Sundays, and
during the week by appointment. Call 717-392-7567.


Artist Bob Ibold