The Board of Directors of the International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC) thanks Jackie Miles for her continued support of our project. In fact, she and her late husband and former mayor, Jerry Miles, were among the very first to join the effort that began nearly seven years ago to have Fountain Hills designated as an international dark sky community. .
Many know that the Miles have built up an impressive private art collection over the past few decades. Some of these pieces include miniature versions of some of the large bronze sculptures in the Fountain Hills Public Art Collection, the largest of its kind in the Southwest. Jackie was instrumental in getting this program started. She and Jerry contributed the first piece, known as Precious Cargo, the mother mountain lion carrying her cub in her mouth, located at the corner of the library.
Jackie has donated over 80 pieces from her private collection currently up for auction. All proceeds support the IDSDC. You can get a piece of this special collection by visiting FHArtAuction.givesmart.com, or by texting “FHArtAuction” to this number: 76278.
The auction is currently live and ends March 26 at 7:30 p.m. To view the items in person, stop by the Dark Sky Festival on March 26 at the Community Center where they will be on display. For any questions, contact Vicky Derksen at 480-837-5867.