Wyoming Arts Council


Jennifer Tennican, a Jackson, Wyoming resident since 2002, has been making documentaries for over 15 years. Most recently she directed and produced, "Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story," an award-winning documentary about 91-year-old Jackson Hole conservation icon Bert Raynes. The program is being distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT) with Wyoming PBS as the presenting station. Approximately 200 public television stations in 40 states and the District of Columbia will begin airing it in April. Ms. Tennican also directed and produced the award-winning The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. This hour-long documentary was also distributed nationwide by APT and presented by Wyoming PBS. Aired on 158 stations in 31 states and the District of Columbia, the film explores 70 years of cultural change in and around Jackson Hole. In 2011, she won the Wyoming Short Film Contest with Highway 22 Revisited, a comedic spin-off inspired by her work on The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads.

Ms. Tennican’s work focuses on community, cultural and social identity, the socializing power of music and other arts, conflict resolution and multigenerational connections.