Laurie Franzo is a Pennsylvania based clay artist, who creates nature inspired sculptures and reliefs that are both realistic and whimsical.

Her subject matter is based upon her experiences and observations in her everyday life, and through her visits to the Southwest, Florida, and France.

She searches for natural forms, animals, birds, insects, or textures that can be utilized in her detailed yet playful work.

Stop by and take a look at the wonderful work of Laurie Franzo, on display now though July!.

Tree of Life

Art Display at the Macungie Institute for

 June & July, 2019

Macungie Institute

A Community Center


The Macungie Institute serves as a community center providing a place for the social, cultural, and educational advancement of the residents of the Macungie area.


510 East Main Street, Macungie, PA 18062, USA


Office Hours: 10:00AM - 1:00PM, Monday through Friday, or by appt.  Please call ahead to ensure someone is here to greet you!

In 1856, a number of citizens organized the Macungie Institute for the purpose of educating students in this building.  Today our goal is much the same.  We trust the Macungie Institute can be a place where individuals of all ages will enjoy the gift of learning.  We also trust that the building itself will be a place joyfully used by our community.

The Tree of Life at the Macungie Institute was erected with two thoughts in mind.  First, with your kind and thoughtful donation we will have the ability to fund different events and provide for future operating expenses.  Secondly, your donation provides you with the ability to have your family name(s), an individual's name(s), and/or an organization commemorated on a beautifully engraved brass leaf or rock.

If you desire to make a donation, please send your donation, along with the donation form, to the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main Street, Macungie, PA, 18062.  You will receive an acknowledgement of your generous gift, which is tax-deductible, as provided by law.