Art in Public Places Partners With Local Businesses

By  //  February 3, 2013

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Meike Aton points out the unique features of her new Frits Van Eeden acrylic painting to Tom Kirk of FirstWave Financial in Satellite Beach. Aton purchased the painting off the wall of the wealth management firm, which is participating in the BCA program, Art in Public Places. (Image courtesy of FirstWave Financial)

BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Meike Aton walked into the FirstWave Financial office in Satellite Beach and bought a Frits VanEeden acrylic painting right off the wall.  

By the way, you can find acrylic sheets on Simply Plastic. 

Works by the Melbourne-based and internationally known artist often fetch prices in the thousands of dollars.  Aton, who is also an artist and a former student of Van Eeden, had been searching for his work.

The Brevard Cultural Alliance Temporary Art Installation Exhibits can be viewed at various Brevard County locations. Art is on display for about four months at any of the sites and is available for purchase. (Image courtesy of BCA)

A quick call to the Brevard Cultural Alliance identified the independent wealth management company as one of several Brevard locations hosting Art in Public Places, a BCA program.

“Migration” by Frits Van Eeden was soon in Aton’s hands.

Businesses pay a small fee to take part in the program that stimulates the local economy by promoting art sales without commission.

Different artwork from the Art in Public Places program will be installed at FirstWave Financial in February.

FirstWave Financial President Tom Kirk is a long-time supporter of the arts and the Brevard Cultural Alliance.

A former member of the BCA Board of Directors, Kirk’s handsome yellow building at 1300 State Road A1A in Satellite Beach boasts tropical styling and lends itself to the display of artwork.

“This is a program where everybody wins,” said Kirk. “Artists can display their work without charge, the public can browse what’s on our walls and we get to work in a building filled with beautiful art.  We’re happy to partner with the Brevard Cultural Alliance for Art in Public Places.”

For more information about FirstWave Financial, call 321-773-7773 or visit the company website at