Kearny Point to Host NJCU’S 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

The exhibit is open to the public:

Thursday - Sunday, May 4-7 (12-6 pm)
Thursday - Sunday, May 11-14 (12-6 pm)

To view photos from the opening reception, visit

To view photos from the opening reception, visit


KEARNY, N.J.  – Hugo Neu has partnered with New Jersey City University (NJCU) to host its Art Department’s 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at Kearny Point.  The exhibition, displaying projects completed by the program’s senior undergraduate students, will be held through May 14.

NJCU’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition will be held on the ground floor of Kearny Point’s Building 78, the first building to be redeveloped under Hugo Neu’s ambitious multiphase redevelopment plan, located at 78 John Miller Way in Kearny.  The public is invited to view the exhibition from Thursday through Sunday, 12-6 p.m., and hear students speak in front of their work as part of a series artist talks, scheduled for each Friday afternoon of the exhibition (April 28, May 5 and May 12).  The presentations will begin at 2:30 p.m. and continue through 4 p.m.

Statement from the NJCU Art Department:

“We’re thrilled to be hosting our largest exhibition to date at Kearny Point, within a vibrant space that will complement our students’ work.  Our Bachelor of Fine Arts class represents a wide range of disciplines, media and vision, and each student brings a clarity of purpose and a developed conceptual foundation to their work that will be displayed through the show.”

Kearny Point is the innovative three-million-square-foot redevelopment of the historic Kearny shipyard, now reborn as a modern workplace home to a diverse community of pioneering businesses.  The complex is located less than five miles from Manhattan and within minutes of the PATH at Journal Square, Newark Penn Station, the Meadowlands, and the Frank R. Lautenberg train station in Secaucus.

This year marks the largest Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition in NJCU history, featuring work by a class of 29 students graduating with concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, photography, printmaking, illustration, jewelry, sculpture and painting and drawing.  While the majority of the projects will be displayed at Kearny Point, the Art Department will also be hosting a satellite show in NJCU’s Visual Arts Gallery, located at 100 Culver Avenue in Jersey City.

“As the Kearny Point business network continues to expand, it’s equally important that we create a place that harnesses the creativity of people and organizations from throughout the region,” said Steve Nislick, Chief Financial Officer at Hugo Neu.  “We’re so excited to provide NJCU’s Art Department with a space where some of the area’s most imaginative minds can showcase their work amid a larger community of entrepreneurs and forward-thinking businesses.”

The creative ‘flex’ office space at Kearny Point’s Building 78 is already home to nearly 100 creators and innovators – from craft-food artisans to tech trendsetters to filmmakers.  The collaborative work environment offers a variety of flexible office spaces, pre-furnished team offices, and a co-working facility known as Kearny Works.  The building is also home to a 5,000-square-foot roof deck and lounge, along with a 3,000-square-foot indoor event space, managed by JPO Concepts.

Kearny Point’s second phase, during which Hugo Neu will redevelop the former craneway, Building 100, into a technologically advanced creative office environment geared toward larger companies.  Building 100 will be complemented by over 25 acres of new open and civic space, including restored native habitat, a continuous waterfront promenade, and a living shoreline.   Hugo Neu has brought on a world-class New York-New Jersey brokerage team from Cushman & Wakefield – led by Executive Director Mitch Arkin and Associate Director Dan Johnsen – to market the space to office users.

Kearny Point’s master plan, conceived in partnership with STUDIOS Architecture and WXY architecture + design, calls for high efficiency building systems, solar and wind energy, and a multi-modal “complete streets” strategy.  As part of its plan, the project will implement additional green infrastructure measures, including green roofs/blue roofs, naturalized detention basins, bio-swales and the removal of impermeable surfaces throughout the site, replacing them with a variety of permeable surfaces limiting run-off into the Hackensack River.

More about Kearny Point

During World War I and II, Kearny Point was once one of the world’s most prolific shipyards when it operated as the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, where as many as 30,000 people came to work each day.  Today, Hugo Neu is transforming the 130-acre industrial complex into a new mixed-use waterfront destination – one that embraces the site’s history and provides opportunities for the businesses of the new economy.  Its renewed work environment is situated only minutes from Manhattan, but comes at a fraction of the cost of leasing in New York City, Newark, Hoboken or Jersey City.

In total, the Kearny Point project will reactivate more than three million square feet of industrial space for more than 5,000 jobs, making it one of the largest and most economically significant redevelopments in the region.  In subsequent phases, Kearny Point will include a host of indoor/outdoor common areas, including a living shoreline and public waterfront promenade and a restored marina. 

The complex offers a host of unique features, including dedicated trailer-loading area for ground-floor shipping and receiving, two passenger freight elevators, and high-speed Wi-Fi and phone capabilities.  Kearny Point is also a pet-friendly community, a policy that complements its friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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About Hugo Neu

Hugo Neu, a recognized global leader in recycling, is the owner and redeveloper of Kearny Point. Founded in 1947, the company advances its mission by investing in environmental, real estate, and non-profit enterprises that support economic, social, and environmental justice and sustainability.  Hugo Neu is a private independent company that is using its unique capital strength to execute its long-term vision for the commercial and ecological rebirth of Kearny Point.

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Caroline Bligh
Senior Account Executive