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D13 THE BOSTON GLOBE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1999 also needed. Flexible schedule. Call Diana at 617-625-7332. Spaulding Rehabilitation HospitaL Volunteers are needed to visit patients, provide administrative support, and help in the cafeteria. Day and evening positions available.

Call 617-573-2740. I The Children's Room. Seeks individuals to facilitate support groups, welcome families, and help with fund-raising at the Center for Grieving Children Teenagers in Arlington. Call Judy at 781-641-4741. if A ill From "Between Dreams and History," Attie's project In New York.

Roger Ebcrt, ROGER EBERT THE MOVIES "THUM2S UP! VZRY Jjnct Maslhy THE HEW YORK TIMES "MERCILESSLY FUNNX EXHILARATING AND AUDACIOUS!" 1 fv century Dutch painting. Exploring the dreams of immigrants Continued from preceding page into sharing their thoughts with him. For his "Between Dreams and History" project in New York, he got them to write down their favorite songs, stories, even superstitions, and used their actual handwriting in laser projections on tenements, shops, and a synagogue. Not everything they contributed was upbeat "This is not the place I dreamt of before I came," wrote one recent arrival. What the still photos at the ICA can't show, but the film does, is that the laser texts appeared on the buildings as if written on the spot Then, as if made with invisible ink, they went away, as history does if it's not closely guarded.

In the photographs of "Between Dreams and History," the grubby tenements are shot from below, under night skies. They have a Hopperesque loneliness, very different from the bustle that surely exists in this neighborhood during the day. The Attie show closes with the most personal and least powerful works: 20 years' wyorth of snapshots of the artist's family and friends, taken in his San Francisco home, projected back onto the original sites as they are today, and treated to Neponset River Watershed Association. Individuals are needed to monitor water quality along the Neponset River and its tributaries. Call Brenda Berasi at 781-575-0354.

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts Inc. There will be an orientation Jan. 6 for those interested in teaching an adult to speak English. Knowledge of a foreign language is not needed. Training is provided.

Call 617-367-1313. HOPE lor YOUTH. College and graduate students and professionals are needed to mentor middle and high school Latino students. Tutors are also needed. Call Norma Acebedo-Rey at 617-524-8888, ext.

138. Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home for Cats. Cat lovers are needed to spend time with pets awaiting adoption. People who live in no-pet apartments are also welcome.

Call Sarah at 617-787-8872. Environmental League of Massachusetts. Individuals are needed to assist with publicity, ticket sales, auction planning, and general preparation for the "Earth Night A Party for the Planet" fund-raiser. Three hours a week required. Call Christa Vidaver at 617-742-2553.

International Institute of Boston. Seeks volunteers to provide English tutoring to refugees and immigrants. Training begins Feb. 2. Call Diane Terry at 617-695-9990, ext 142.

Safe Harbor for Animals. Adults are needed to take care of abandoned cats and kittens in a Somerville shelter. Drivers and foster homes are SITES UNSEEN: SHIMON ATTIE -PHOTOGRAPHS AND PUBLIC PROJECTS, 1992-98 At: the Institute of Contemporary Art, through Jan. 16 AMBREEN BUTT: ARTIST PRIZE EXHIBITION At the ICA, through Jan. 16 delicately surreal color and lighting effects.

The. strategy is similar to the one in the Berlin project, but the almost operatic tragedy is missing. The results are far gentler. The apparitionlike characters carry their own pools of radiance around them. The lighting, and the apparent ordinariness of these people, their activities, and settings, suggest the everyday yet heightened reality of 17th- A There's a smaller show at the ICA as well, a two-part wall drawing by Ambreen Butt, the Pakistani-born, Massachusetts College of Art-educated winner of the first ICA Artist Prize.

The award of $2,500 also comes with a chance to exhibit at the institute. Butt's drawing, feminist in both messages and images, combines the quavering pencil lines of Agnes Martin with the vaginal imagery of Georgia O'Keeffe, plus text that reinforces the idea of women as heroic survivors. Attie's new public art piece, "An Unusually Bad Lot, vM be projected on the ICA facade starting at 5 each evening from Thursday to Jan. 12. NOW PLAYING LANDMARK'S 1 LANDMARK'S SHOWCASE CINIMAS ri KENDALL SQ.

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