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Eva Castellanoz, Nyssa’s nationally recognized artist and healer, still at work in her eighties

Eva Castellanoz rubs the foot of a local woman with coconut oil. The woman works on a local factory line and came to see Castellanoz feeling depressed and tired. Castellanoz gave her a sobada, or healing massage. (The Enterprise/Liliana Frankel)

NYSSA – Since the 1980s, Nyssa folk artist and curandera Eva Castellanoz has been nationally recognized for her work creating coronas – flower crowns of paper and wax for events like quinceañeras and baptisms.

Her artistic production has slowed in recent years but, at 82, Castellanoz continues to her . . .