“Objects of Intrigue,” the new exhibition to grace the walls of the ART.i.factory gallery space, is up and ready for viewing. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., and the show runs through March 6. Janet Stein Romero, a New Mexican artist living in El Ancon near Ribera, curates “Objects of Intrigue.” The exhibition includes her work as well as pieces by her daughter, Emily Romero, and Cathy Lopez Miller. Janet uses a variety of media in her art, and each piece reflects her interest in fantasy realism. “I am a tribal junkie with an eye that reaches into many worlds to fulfill my visual dictionary,” Janet says. “I want to knock you out of your complacency, engage you in my images. Art gives me opportunities for pleasure on a daily basis.” In addition to making art, Janet has taught art for more than 20 years in San Miguel County schools, Highlands University, and United World College-USA. She and her husband, sculptor Nicasio Romero, co-founded and curated the El Ancon Outdoor Sculpture Show. They continue to build their sculpture garden and gallery in El Ancon. Emily Romero’s work uses non-traditional materials such as mica (dug up from a local deposit in San Miguel County) and clear duct tape. Cathy Lopez Miller is a self-taught artist and a Las Vegas, NM native. She is exhibiting her watercolor paintings.