News and notes from the local art scene: 

• Designer’s Delight is from 4-9 p.m. today at Grace Covell Hall at University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave. View a variety of fashions, listen to live music by Kevin Jones and other surprise guests, watch the Ascension praise dancers and hear spoken-word performances by With Our Words. The charity dinner buffet will benefit Hurricane Harvey survivors. Tickets are available for $50 at eventbrite.com/e/designers-delight-tickets-41985523832.

• The Mexican Heritage Center at 111 S. Sutter St. is hosting “Voices,” an exhibit by eight women artists. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

• A Conversation on Race and Identity, the current exhibit at San Joaquin Delta College’s Horton Gallery, closes March 16. The exhibit features work by 11 artists sharing their diverse interpretations of an important topic. On March 14, join participating artist Milton Bowers for an Artist Talk (giving in-depth insights into his art) at 12:30 p.m. at the Tillie Lewis Theater. This is the final special event for this exhibit and is free to the public.

• For the Day of Remembrance (a day devoted to remembering the Japanese American internment during World War II), the Stockton Japanese American Citizens League and the Asian Pacific Islander American Staff Association of San Joaquin Delta College present Stockton Day of Remembrance. The event will be marked with the Central Valley Premiere of the documentary “The Ito Sisters, An American Story” on March 17 at 1 p.m. at the Tillie Lewis Theater. Don’t miss this special screening. The director will be answering questions following the film. Seating is limited so make sure to arrive early for this free event.

• Shades of Color offers Kids Camp at $20 per class, or save by purchasing four classes. Call the studio at (209) 594-0198 for a discount. Classes take place Tuesdays-Fridays from 12-1 p.m. on March 20-23, March 27-30 and April 17-20 at Shades of Color Paint, 5759 Pacific Ave. #B135 (located in Stone Creek Village). Ages 5 and older. Every day is a different activity repeating each week. Paint ceramics on Tuesday, mix slime on Wednesday, create abstract paintings on Thursday and make unique tie-dye T-Shirts (bring your own white T-shirt) on Friday.

• Spring Back to the Mile from 5–8 p.m. March 22. Tickets are one for $15 or two for $20 and come with a commemorative glass and a wine and food sampling at each tasting station. Tickets may be purchased during the event at Kharma Spa & Salon, Green’s Nutrition, Dragonfairy, With Garden Flair, HT Home Designs. Restaurants will be open for dining. Enjoy an evening of entertainment from dance troops. There will be music, singing and more. Raffle tickets are available at $1 each for your opportunity to win one of three Easter baskets.

• If you missed free screenings of the documentary “Dolores” (about the life and work of Chicana activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta) held in Stockton last week, you will be able to see the film on public television, KVIE Channel 6, on March 27 at 9 p.m. and streaming at pbs.org/independentlens starting March 28. This is a must-see film that details both historic events and personal struggles.

• Mark your calendars for the River Open Mic from 7-10 p.m. March 28. The River Open Mic, celebrating six months, has grown into a popular open mic and art show that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month at 443 N. California St. The entry fee is $5 with food available for purchase. This month, artist Natalie Watkins presents a solo show at the River with work priced to sell at wholesale prices before she moves out of state. It’s a chance to support this talented artist who has contributed greatly to the Stockton art scene.

• Create your own blanket in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Skull Blanket at the Fair Oaks Library from 4-5:30 p.m. March 29 during Crafty Thursdays. This is a free art activity with all materials supplied.

— Joy Neas is an arts advocate and coordinator for ArtSplash. Contact her at dibsonart@yahoo.com.