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Young artist at work


Matrix “Chop” Lidner, who turns 9 in August, is a maker of unique bracelets (like this custom-order piece) which are for sale at The Hood, owned by Chop’s grandfather, Richard Parra, at 3206 Harrelson St., at the corner of Harrelson and west Bell Avenue in Mesilla Park. Chop has been visiting his grandparents from his home in Colorado. The Hood, which features Parra’s unique collection of cars and motorcycles, art, apparel, oddities, objects and jewelry, is open noon-5 p.m. on Saturdays and by appointment at www.thehoodnewmexico.com. Parra said he has been adding new items and new displays. He opened The Hood in 2019, about a year after selling Spirit Winds, which he owned and operated for 40 years.