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Vet’s art heals, helps manage PTSD, TBI, nerve conditions

These and other pieces of blown glass created by James Haffner will be on display through March 23 at The Deines Cultural Center in Russell. Haffner learned the art of glassblowing while seeking art therapy for a nerve related condition from an injury he received while serving with the U.S. Navy...

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James Haffner,  a Hoxie artist, wasn’t exactly seeking to become a glassblower.  But thanks to the help of master artists and teachers at the University of California at San Diego’s craft center, Haffner is not only making a name for himself, he’s giving back in a big way.   From now through March 23, his work can be viewed at The Deines Cultural Center’s exhibit,  “Veteran Arts:  Custom Glassblowing by James Haffner”.
Haffner was like most boys who grew up farming.  He could do anything and everything on the farm.   Then, 9-11 happened, and upon graduation, Haffner ...

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