Director of Programming
In 2012, Indira came back to the San Francisco Bay Area after a four-year bicycle journey that brought her to cross thirteen countries of the American continent. She is co-founder of the project 2greenprints.org, Director of Programing at the Red Poppy Art House and artist teacher at Marsh Youth Theater. Indira also exhibits her artistic work throughout the Bay Area.
Indira Urrutia, is Chilean-born and immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut in 1986 with her entire family. She finished high school to continue her higher education at Southern Connecticut State University where she graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art with a specialty in Photography. Since then, Indira has followed her passion for photography with explorations into other formats such as mixed media, installation art and experimental video. Teaching allows her to transmit the importance of free artistic expression in a safe environment that guides the students to experiment with there own creativity.
Administrative Support & Volunteer Coordinator
Julianne is a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz and a transplant to San Francisco. She is actively engaged with the Bay Area arts community and finds her involvement with the Red Poppy especially fulfilling. Julianne is interested in cross-cultural communications, art education, and cultural diplomacy. She is an avid traveler and her love of culture, language, and art have brought her to many different countries around the globe. Julianne also works full time at Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda.
Jeremy Allen is a multi-instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, and audio engineer. He specializes in Venezuelan traditional music, as well as the music of other Latin American countries and the Caribbean. Allen has performed nationally and internationally for over 17 years showcasing the music of Latin America.
He is bassist, percussionist, and founding member of the pan Latin-American jazz group Quijeremá; performing, touring and recording with the multi-media arts ensemble since 2002. In addition to national and international performances with Quijeremá, Allen produces Quijeremá’s original music and sound design for documentary and short feature films. Most recently he recorded, co-produced, and co-arranged the score and musical audio for the PBS/ITVS film “Archaeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi en Trés Cantos”.
Allen holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in Urban Education and is the owner and engineer of Musiquito Studios, an independent recording studio in Oakland, California. Allen also is an adept instructor of youth multi-media education, producer of the Albany Film Festival and moonlights in customized audio-visual installations for municipal government and arts organizations.
Family Art Anchor
Wanting to combine her enjoyment and love of being creative, working with children, and speaking Spanish, Adrianna stumbled upon the Family Art Program- the perfect combination! Saturdays allow her not only to be creative with so many little ones of different ages, but also to connect with the families, encourage and support their involvement in the art activities with their children. Watching families spend invaluable moments together being creative and learning is the most satisfying part of Adrianna as a volunteer. In 2007, she graduated with a Masters in Social Work and has since been working or volunteering with children and families. Many of these positions, also incorporate art in some form, which further allows her the opportunity to share her creative side with others. Adrianna was born and raised in New York City. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Family Art Anchor
Kate grew up in Southern California and after attending college in Rhode Island, moved to San Francisco to work as a grant writer for the Glide Foundation through Americorps VISTA, a national service program dedicated to fighting poverty.
New to San Francisco, Kate came to the Poppy looking to meet new people and for an enjoyable way to spend her Saturday afternoons while working with her two favorite things – art and kids. However, Kate found myself investing more and more time in the program as she witnessed the visible effects that art was having on shaping children’s lives and bringing families together. Kate have constantly been inspired by the innovative and passionate spirit that everyone at the Poppy displays in all aspects of their work and life. Kate speaks English and conversational Spanish.
Family Art Anchor
Sandra was inspired to volunteer at the Red Poppy due to her infinite passion in art and working with children. For her, it is truly rewarding to be able to give back to the community and witness the creativity of our youth.
Sandra was born and raised in San Francisco, speak both English and Chinese, and studied Psychology and Business at the University of California, Riverside. She now runs performance marketing campaigns for a German gaming company in San Francisco. Sandra hopes to apply her expertise in marketing and social media outreach to help the Red Poppy Art House grow.