Rusty Farrington graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's degree in Art in 1984. He immediately began teaching in the West Liberty School District (K-8) while attending graduate school in the evenings and summers. He received his Master's degree in 1989 in Art (Education) from the U of I. He has exhibited his work regionally in juried, invitational, and one- or two-person shows. His primary mediums are printmaking and painting, while having considerable work experience in graphic design and photography. He joined the Iowa Central Community College faculty in 1989 and has been recognized as a Master Teacher by the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development. He continues to enjoy working with young men and women who have a curiosity about art, whether in the studio or in an Art History or Appreciation classroom.
In his spare time, Rusty enjoys making artwork (painting, printmaking, and photography, as well as graphic design work), working in the wood shop, hiking and other opportunities to enjoy the environment that God gave us, and being active with his children and their activities. He enjoys reading, whether just for fun (usually only in the summer), or magazines and books that are related to his field (Archaeology, Art History, Art Criticism, and general art subjects--year round).