We had the good fortune of connecting with Myles Cordae and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Myles, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Taking risks, as it pertains to fear specifically, have shaped my entire career literally from the beginning. My art journey was birthed directly from me taking a risk to leave everything and everyone I have ever known in my life. Due to depression after a divorce, and other life events surfacing as a direct result from that pain, I decided to pick up and leave the small town I was born and raised in. I fit all I could in my car and drove over 1,000 miles from Racine, Wisconsin to Dallas, Texas. It was the best decision I could have ever made for my LIFE. I left, but the depression stayed. As a result my art career was birthed. I needed an outlet so one day I decided to go get art supplies after stumbling on an art movie. Through my desire to get the depression monkey off my back. I began to paint whatever came to mind. Music notes were chosen as the inspiration for my first “art piece” I liked it and so I kept painting, and painting turned into studying and painting. Fast forward 8 years and there I was standing in front of an empty store front space. Staring into the windows with the bottom of both palms, and both pinkys pressed against the cool glass wishing for the day I could own an art gallery space. Two weeks later (with NO WAY to foresee the way I would even afford the space) I took a chance and called the number on the ad in the window. Two weeks after that. I was signing a lease on the unit directly across from the one my handprints were still visible on. I have learned that the real risk is the FEAR of the situation. Not the situation itself. Learning to push past that fear and make it familiar is life changing and definitely worth every risk. The best shit is on the other side of FEAR. Keep Pushin

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I do art that I LIKE. Some parts of the journey aren’t easy, like hauling art state to state, but it’s worth it when you love what you do. The lesson in it all for me is to truly do and create what makes ME happy. You cant be sure everyone is going to like what you do, but you can be dam sure YOU like it. My brand is Facin Art. pronounced (Face-N) I got the name Facin from my mother at a very young age. It’s what they always called me. I always thought it was a cool name so I wanted that to represent my brand… I’d like the world to simply know I’m an artist who loves what I do and knows without a doubt that this is what I’m supposed to be doing. I don’t try to be like any other artist, I do what I like and I will use anything to create the art I see in my head.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
African American Museum of Art -Dallas Pan African Connection+ Dallas Lenora Rolla Heritage Museum-Ft. Worth South Dallas Cultural Center -Dallas Water Garden – Ft Worth

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to God, my angels, my brothers C-Ray and Mark Crow, Shout out to my mentor Frank Frazier. Shout out to Twila and everyone and every venue who has ever supported my work in ANY way (yep, even the likes) ☺️ I love yall. Keep Pushin.

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