The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative is the only organization focused exclusively on the preservation of all of Wright’s remaining buildings
Since 2002, Filmmaker Michael Miner has devoted his career entirely to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, documenting the master architects buildings in such films as “Sacred Spaces”, “A Child of the Sun”, and “Romanza”, which covers the California work of Mr. Wright.
His Hollywood career established after the screening of the short film “Glycerine Tears” at the 1991 Sundance film festival, Miner worked on mostly commercial projects for the next 10 years, detouring briefly with another Sundance screened film “Serial Killer”, in 1995. Burned out by the Hollywood factory system, Miner would ultimately embark on two major road trips, taking the opportunity to visit many out-of-the-way Frank Lloyd Wright public buildings spread throughout America. The first trip, which lasted from 1995 to 1998, planted the seed of an idea for documenting themes of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in individual films.
The second road trip, beginning in 2002, led directly to the first Wright film “Sacred Spaces”, which documented many of his houses of worship and was completed in 2005. This was followed by “A Child of the Sun”, the story of the West campus of Florida Southern college in Lakeland, for which Wright designed buildings from 1938 to 1958. The third film in the series, “Romanza,” looks at Wright’s relationship to California and explores some of the 25 projects that were built (out of the 80 he designed) in the state over his seven decade career.
Miner’s latest film “Masterpieces”, is a magnificent journey to 8 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest buildings, including such famed structures as Fallingwater and the Johnson Wax Administration building, plus the lesser known gems Cedar Rock, Stanley Rosenbaum house, and the rarely seen Auldbrass Plantation.
Carol comes from a creative and marketing background and is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of demonstrated achievements in directing marketing operations for extremely successful companies. She is a superior strategic planner known for pioneering visionary new programs and processes aimed at fueling exceptional productivity and generating fresh revenue. She is a creative problem solver, big picture thinker, instructor, team leader and communicator with a proven ability to develop cutting edge strategies which increase accuracy and efficiency while substantially heightening performance levels.
Carol started her career as a graphic designer and has been an unstoppable force ever since. From design to account management, she moved into business development and then as a director of multiple factions within a cutting edge technology company that partnered solely with non profit associations. She finds her greatest motivation in coaching others to perform above and beyond expectations.
There’s an old saying that if you want something done, give it to a busy person. It helps if it’s a busy person who is also organized and detail oriented, and passionate about what she does. That’s Lane Manis. She does everything with a contagious passion. It might be camping, or kayaking, traveling, tennis, or gardening. Her passion for travel took her to Germany where she lived for a time and traveled Europe extensively. It also led her to become a member of the Jacksonville Sister Cities organization and she has traveled to two sister cities – Bahia Blanca, Argentina and Masan, South Korea.
Her passion for architecture was apparent when she became the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, where she served for eleven years. She is currently State Director of the Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and has been for the past seven years. Lane has rehabbed several homes as well as her current home, the adaptive reuse of a former commercial space in Historic Springfield and she and her husband won several awards for the renovation. They are among Springfield’s most involved residents and have hosted numerous events and been an integral part of the community for years.