Mind of Mantia

You could say Megan Mantia was destined for blogging, judging by what she wrote in one of her adolescent journals: “What I think is the most important thing in the world.” Mantia didn’t end up a blogger. She instead went on to earn a degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2006. As a member of the local performance troupe Rah Booty and a contributor to the Whoop Dee Doo series, Mantia has continued to document her life as an artist. A collection of her real diary entries and staged photographs makes up Glory Days, her gallery show at the Writers Place (3607 Pennsylvania). The exhibition opens with a 6 p.m. reading by Mantia and friends. They’ll again express Mantia’s innermost thoughts aloud at the same time on February 12 and March 12, and the exhibit stays up through March 25. We’ve been warned that the readings are “uncensored,” so be prepared for the “important things” that Mantia was thinking to be laden with f-bombs. For more information, see writersplace.org.— Megan Whelan

Jan. 8-March 25, 2011