Soprano Rina Lucas is known for her powerful instrument, effortless range, and musical versatility. Comfortable in multiple genres, Rina is sought after as a soloist for weddings, recitals, concerts, and other special occasions. She was delighted to make her debut as the soprano soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah at Mt. Zion AME Church in 2018 and return to this diverse stage in 2019. An artist in voice, poetry, and paint, she has dazzled audiences across the Lowcountry of South Carolina with her multimedia shows including “Seasons: A Visual and Vocal Journey” which she premiered during Piccolo Spoleto 2019 alongside composer and pianist Arshak Sirunyan. During the global pandemic, she continued to create productions including “Farewell Ode to Winter – A Virtual Performance” and her latest original show filmed at the Moss Arts Center by MNF Productions, “Virtually Yours – Spring’s Serenade for Summer” which will premiere across social media channels on Saturday, July 31st, at 7 pm.
In addition to her accomplishments as a vocalist, Rina is also a gifted visual artist working primarily in oils. Poetry accompanies every painting to further illuminate what is brushed onto the canvas. She made her first appearance with Piccolo Spoleto 2019 as a featured artist for two productions including her own original solo show, with MOJA Arts Festival 2019 Juried Art Exhibition in Charleston, SC with her oil grisaille portrait of Aretha Franklin entitled, “Respect”, and with Art Appalachia 2020 Juried Exhibition at The Floyd Center for the Arts in Virginia with her original oil “Mr. Elijah’s Masterpiece” which was recently featured in a global publication Artistonish – Contemporary Art Magazine – May 2021
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Largely self taught, Rina has been painting since her youth. Over 30 years later, she continues to use her very first Palette Knife given to her by her parents when they arranged for her to take a Bob Ross oil painting class at a local art store near her childhood home in Roanoke, Va. Her work has been featured in a global publication Artistonish – Contemporary Art Magazine – May 2021 , in Art Appalachia 2020 Juried Exhibition, The Gift of Art – 26 Years an Art Center, and in The Floyd Center for the Arts 2021 National Exhibition juried by Z.L. Feng, as well as MOJA Arts Festival 2019 Juried Art Exhibition and Piccolo Spoleto 2019 in Charleston, SC including her own original multimedia solo show, “Seasons: A Visual and Vocal Journey” alongside composer/pianist Arshak Sirunyan. All of her paintings are accompanied by poetry to further illuminate what is brushed onto the canvas.
Videos, Photos and Music
See footage of Rina in concert, listen to some songs and see her life in pictures.